20 missing after landslide hits southwest China's Guizhou Province

20 missing after landslide hits southwest China's Guizhou Province

A landslide triggered by heavy rainfall buried 29 people in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

According to the local government, the landslide happened around 05:30 local time on Friday, July 1, 2016 (21:30 UTC on June 30) in Pianpo village, near the city of Bijie, Dafang County.

Pianpo village landslide, Guizhou, China. Credit: Weibo

Nine people have been out of the rubble, but one of them was dead. The other eight have been rushed to the hospital. The rescue work is ongoing, and the local government has dispatched personnel to relocate residents to avoid secondary disasters, Xinhua reports.

72 hours of rainfall accumulation ending July 1, 2016, at 03:00 UTC. Credit: NASA/JAXA GPM, Google

Featured image credit: Weibo

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