Mudslides kill 3, injure 6 in Guizhou Province

Three people were killed and another six were injured in rainstorm-triggered mudslides from Saturday night to Sunday morning in Kaili, a city in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, said local authorities.

From 11 p.m. Saturday to early Sunday morning, heavy downpours hit Zhouxi township in Kaili, triggering mudslides, according to the publicity department of Kaili city.

As of 10 a.m. Sunday, three residents of Zhouxi had been found dead and the six injured people had been sent to hospital. At least 81 houses in Zhouxi have been damaged.

Local governments have relocated residents from low-lying areas at risk for flash floods and other geological disasters.

Xinhua