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One rescued, eight dead in central China landslide

Xinhua
10 Jul 2020, 16:18 GMT+10

Rescue team members transfer an elderly woman pulled out of the debris at Yuanshan Village, Dahe Township of Huangmei County, central China's Hubei Province, July 8, 2020.(Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

HUANGMEI, July 10 (Xinhua) -- One person has been rescued, eight people have died in a landslide which hit central China's Hubei Province on Wednesday morning.

The rain-triggered landslide occurred at about 4 a.m. in Yuanshan Village of Dahe Township, Huangmei County, shattering seven homes and burying nine people, according to Yuan Jiangwang, the village's Party secretary.

Torrential downpours hit the county on Wednesday morning, with precipitation exceeding 200 mm. Dahe recorded a maximum precipitation of 353 mm.

Aerial photos shows the rescue site of a landslide at Yuanshan Village, Dahe Township of Huangmei County, central China's Hubei Province, July 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

A rescue team member and a sniffer dog are seen at Yuanshan Village, Dahe Township of Huangmei County, central China's Hubei Province, July 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Rescuers pull an elderly woman from the debris of a landslide at Yuanshan Village, Dahe Township of Huangmei County, central China's Hubei Province, July 8, 2020.(Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Rescue team members transfer an elderly woman pulled out of the debris at Yuanshan Village, Dahe Township of Huangmei County, central China's Hubei Province, July 8, 2020.(Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Rescue team members transfer an elderly woman pulled out of the debris at Yuanshan Village, Dahe Township of Huangmei County, central China's Hubei Province, July 8, 2020.(Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Rescue team members transfer an elderly woman pulled out of the debris at Yuanshan Village, Dahe Township of Huangmei County, central China's Hubei Province, July 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Rescue team members transfer an elderly woman pulled out of the debris at Yuanshan Village, Dahe Township of Huangmei County, central China's Hubei Province, July 8, 2020.(Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Aerial photos shows the rescue site of a landslide at Yuanshan Village, Dahe Township of Huangmei County, central China's Hubei Province, July 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Rescue team members transfer an elderly woman pulled out of the debris onto an ambulance at Yuanshan Village, Dahe Township of Huangmei County, central China's Hubei Province, July 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)■

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