At least 20 people have been killed and about 100 others went missing in a landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains in southeastern Myanmar, local media reported on Friday.
According to state-run MRTV, the landslide buried homes and vehicles in a nearby village in Thaton township of Mon state.
“Authorities and rescue workers are still working to rescue those trapped in the houses and vehicles as of Friday evening,” it said, citing local authorities.
It added that 20 dead bodies were recovered, while dozens others have been rescued and transported to hospital in Thaton town.
According to government data, the flood forced more than 12,000 people in Mon state and adjacent Kayin state to take shelter in temporary camps over the past two days.
In recent weeks, heavy rain have caused flood in upper part of the country forcing around 89,000 people to take refuge in temporary camps and religious buildings.
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Capsized cars as seen the roads of after they were hit by a landslide in Casargo, near the Italian town of Lecco, in the early hours of Wednesday, Aug. 7. (ANSA via AP)
Around 200 people have been evacuated after a landslide hit a northern Italian town near Lake Como, overturning cars in its wake.
The town of Casargo in the Lombardy region was hit by a landslide Tuesday evening that was triggered by torrential downpours.
No casualties have been reported, but authorities continue to remove debris and wreckage from the community’s streets.
Farmers, who raise goats and cows in the region, also remain cut off due to blocked roads, agricultural lobby group Coldiretti said.
Rescuers work to clear mud from a road in Codesino, near the northern Italian town of Lecco, in the early hours of Wednesday, Aug. 7. (ANSA via AP)
The sheer force of the landslide, which turned into a torrent of mud, tore down fences and engulfed cars in its path. Officials who evacuated civilians and tourists moved people to safety in a local hotel.
“The regional offices and civil protection volunteers are working to bring the situation back to normal as soon as possible,” said Attilio Fonatana, president of the Lombardy region.
During the landslide, a nearby bridge with unmanned vehicles on it collapsed while strong winds uprooted trees, Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported.
Lombardy has been repeatedly hit with flooding and poor weather conditions in recent weeks; Italy has also endured various heatwaves and freak storms, leaving several dead and causing millions in damages to the country’s agriculture.
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In southern China, hundreds of people have been rescued after torrential rains caused flooding.
Armed police using assault boats took 300 people trapped in the southern city of Guilin to safety by 5pm on Saturday after heavy rainfall left urban areas severely waterlogged.
In Xingping Town in Yangshuo County, rescuers went door-to-door to search for stranded residents, eventually taking 42 locals and 65 tourists to safety.
A man is rescued in Guilin City
After learning there was a patient suffering from a heart attack in the town hospital, rescuers managed to retrieve him and send him to the county hospital.
A joint operation by emergency and security services, firefighters and water officials using assault and rubber boats saw 25 people rescued and more than 350 helped to leave Daxu Town in Lingchuan County.
Shops and houses were flooded to the first floor as rains wreaked havoc on major roads.
Rescuers transfer a patient in China
One local man, Qin, said: “I came to Daxu at 6.30am. The flood was as deep as 30cm and we could not pass. We waited for a long time and now the flood is more than a metre deep.”
More residents were left stranded as floodwaters reached 2.5 metres in Qixing District.
Landslides closed roads in Yongfu County before workers cleared the debris.
Liao Yongjun, director of the Bureau of Transportation of the county, said: “We have been clearing up this section of the landslide since 6am. Once the rain stops, we will immediately start working to ensure people’s production and living conditions.”
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