10 dead, 10 missing after Yunnan mudslide

10 dead, 10 missing after Yunnan mudslide

Rescuers and local residents conduct rescue work at the site of a mudslide in Dai-Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture of Dehong, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, July 21, 2014. The mudslide happened at around 6 a.m. Monday in Huna Village of Monghai Tow, where 13 houses were crushed and dozens of others damaged. The local public security bureau said the death toll reached ten, ten are missing and another seven were injured as of 4 p.m. Monday. [Photo/Xinhua]

KUNMING — The death toll from a mudslide in a village in Dai-Jingpo autonomous prefecture of Dehong, southwest China’s Yunnan province, has risen to 10.

The local public security bureau said ten people are still missing and another seven were injured as of 4 p.m..

The mudslide happened at around 6 am in Huna Village of Monghai Tow, where 13 houses were crushed and dozens of others damaged.

Continuing downpours have also caused several landslides, blocking the roads linking the village to other areas and causing power disruptions.

Four injured people needed to be transported to the nearest city for treatment. Victims are badly in need of relief supplies including tents and waterproof clothing, the local authorities said at a disaster relief meeting.

Zhang Guojun, a rescuer, told Xinhua the mudslide had blocked access to the village. It also caused power disruptions.

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