Mudslide in Southwest China Buries 107

By Jane Lin, Epoch Times
June 29, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Villagers from a neighboring village where mudslide hits stay in a tent after evacuating from their homes. (The Epoch Times Archive   )
Villagers from a neighboring village where mudslide hits stay in a tent after evacuating from their homes. (The Epoch Times Archive )
A mudslide caused by continuous heavy rain has buried more than 100 villagers in China’s southwestern province of Guizhou on June 28.

Heavy rain started to pour in Anshun City in Guizhou Province late in the day on June 27 triggering a mudslide at 2 p.m. local time on June 28. The Guizhou provincial government held a press conference on the night of June 28 and announced that 107 villagers from 38 families in Dazhai and Yongle villages had been buried in the mudslide.

One villager told Chinese state media that on the afternoon of June 28 he was at home feeding his pigs when he heard the noise. He quickly ran for his life, calling to other villagers to evacuate. But it was too late, as those who ran behind him were not able to escape to safety.

Due to the huge slurries of mud and rock and the ongoing rain, it is possible that new mudslides may hit the country. At 6 p.m. on June 28 workers stopped their rescue effort and left the scene. The buried villagers stand little chance of survival.

Read the original Chinese article. http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/10/6/28/n2950901.htm

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