35 missing in China landslide

Beijing, May 8 (IANS) Thirty-five people were reported missing after a landslide hit China’s Fujian province on Sunday.

Rescue operations are underway, Xinhua news agency reported.

The landslide occurred at about 5.00 a.m. in Taining county, where about 100,000 cubic metres of mud and rocks flowed downhill, burying the construction site of a hydropower station and its office building.

The local tourism administration ordered all scenic spots to suspend business. The mountainous county boasts rich scenic lakes and canyons.

The landslide was triggered by heavy downpours that lashed down 191.6 mm of rainwater since Saturday.

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