Rescuers work in the typhoon-stricken Yongjia County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Aug. 10, 2019. (Xinhua)
HANGZHOU, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Thirteen people are dead and 16 others are missing as of 2 p.m. on Saturday due to a barrier lake burst as Typhoon Lekima swept through Zhejiang Province in eastern China, the local publicity department said.
Typhoon-triggered heavy rainstorms hit Yongjia County and caused a landslide that blocked the rivers with a maximum 10-m water level, trapping 120 villagers.
More than 300 armed police, public security officers and other social rescuers were dispatched to the scene.
Rescue work is underway.