8 killed, 17 missing in SW China landslide

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-08 14:01:47|Editor: Yamei


Rescuers work at the accident site after a rain-triggered landslide hit Gengdi Village in Qiaowo Town of Puge County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Aug. 8, 2017. Eight people were killed and 17 remained missing after the landslide occurred on Tuesday morning. (Xinhua)

CHENGDU, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Eight people were killed and 17 remain missing after a rain-triggered landslide hit a village in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan Province, local authorities said Tuesday.

The landslide hit Gengdi village in Qiaowo township of Puge county at around 6 a.m. Tuesday. It also injured five people, according to the information office of the prefecture government.

Rescue work is underway.

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