24 dead, 35 missing in landslides in China

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New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): At least 24 persons have been killed and 35 have been declared missing after a rain-triggered landslide hit Xiaohe Township in China's Yunnan province on Tuesday.

Reports from Kunming said that the landslides slammed into three mountain hamlets in western China early on Tuesday.

The missing included pupils and teachers, Wang Zhaode, director of the general office of Party committee of Qiaojia, told the China Daily.

The Zhaotong and Yunnan fire stations have sent 145 staff to participate in the rescue work. The relief supplies include 200 tents, 1,000 quilts and 1,000 sets of clothing.

Flooding and landslides are affecting millions of people in regions along the Yangtze River.

More heavy rainfall is expected in the southern parts of China. (ANI)

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