Toll rises to 25 in China landslide

Beijing, Nov 16 (IANS) The toll from a massive landslide in eastern China’s Zhejiang province has risen to 25, while 12 other people are still missing.

The landslide which took place on Friday night in Lishui city of Zhejiang province buried 27 homes in mud and rocks, Xinhua reported.

Rescue efforts have been hampered by rain which started on Monday, which is expected to continue throughout the week.

Meteorological experts have warned against further hazards for about 2,300 rescuers who are engaged in the search and rescue effort.

Staff with the ministry of land and resources were dispatched from Beijing to carry out inspections in the neighbouring mountain area and organise evacuation., officials said.

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