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26 still missing, 15 others rescued in Lishui landslide

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09-29-2016 13:21 BJT

To the landslide in the eastern province of Zhejiang, where 15 people have been rescued, and 26 others are still unaccounted for.

A hillside collapsed on Wednesday in a village near Lishui city, burying dozens of houses.

Falling rocks and mud have clogged a local river. The diverted water has forced villagers living nearby to abandon their homes.

Rescue workers freed a pregnant woman and two elderly people trapped by flooding, and took them to safety.

The landslide was triggered by a heavy downpour brought by Typhoon Megi. 

Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2016 shows the accident site after a landslide hit Sucun Village of Suichang County, east China

Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2016 shows the accident site after a landslide hit Sucun Village of Suichang County, east China's Zhejiang Province. Twenty-six residents in the village are missing in the landslides following a heavy downpour brought by Typhoon Megi on Wednesday afternoon. Also affected by the typhoon, another six people in Baofeng Village of Wencheng County went missing on Wednesday night after their homes had been destroyed by a landslide. (Xinhua/Han Chuanhao)

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