At least thirteen people died and two others survived after a landslide in northwest China’s Gansu Province today.
A total of 15 people were buried in the landslide at Huating County, Pingliang City, a statement from the provincial government’s emergency response office said.
Rescuers had found all those buried in the debris and taken them to hospital for treatment where 13 later died.
The workers were dredging a local river when 3,000 cubic metres of debris came crushing down, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Several hundred people have been reported killed or missing nationwide this year, especially in June and July, when China began experiencing some of its worst flooding in more than a decade.