China issues emergency response to Guizhou landslide

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-28 19:45:12|Editor: ying


Rescuers work at the landslide site in Zhangjiawan Township, Bijie City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Aug. 28, 2017. Two people have died and another 25 are missing after a landslide in Bijie Monday morning. (Xinhua/Han Xianpu)

BEIJING, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- China issued a grade-IV emergency response on Monday following a landslide in the city of Bijie, southwest China's Guizhou Province.

The China National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs have sent officials to the area to assist disaster relief work.

The landslide occurred at about 10:40 a.m. in Zhangjiawan township, affecting 34 households. Two people have died and a further 25 are missing.

Local civil affairs authorities sent tents, quilts and camp beds to the site after the disaster.

A grade-IV response, the lowest in China's emergency response system, means a 24-hour alert, daily damage reports, and the allocation of money and relief materials within 48 hours.

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