27 missing after landslide hits a village in eastern China

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27 people are missing after heavy rains produced by Typhoon "Megi" caused a large landslide in east China's province of Zhejiang, the provincial government said.

The slide occurred at 09:00 UTC on September 28 (17:00 CST), about 12 hours after Megi made landfall in Fujian Province.

It hit the Sucun village in Suichang County of Zhejiang Province, destroying dozens of houses and structures.

Zhejiang Governor Sun Jingmiao is leading the rescue operation with more than 400 rescuers. Two women who were pulled out of the debris are in stable condition, Xinhua reported.

Typhoon "Megi" made landfall in China's Fujian province at 20:40 UTC on September 27, after killing at least 4 people and injuring 527 in Taiwan.

One person in Fujian died after a flash flood tore through his house.

Landslides will continue to pose a significant threat throughout eastern China in the days ahead.

72 hours of rainfall accumulation over Taiwan and China by 12:00 UTC on September 28, 2016

72 hours of rainfall accumulation over Taiwan and China by 12:00 UTC on September 28, 2016. Credit: NASA/TRMM

Featured image credit: Landslide hits Sucun village in Zhejiang Provine, China on September 28, 2016. Credit: Xinhua

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