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China: Heavy rains became trouble in Xi'an, 21 died due to floods and landslides in mountainous areas

Pankaj Prasad
Heavy Rain in Xian Mountains Region
Heavy Rain in Xian Mountains Region

Heavy rains, flash floods and landslides hit a village in Chang'an in Xi'an district around 6 pm on Friday.

Heavy rains caused flooding in a mountainous area in the Xi'an region of China's Shaanxi province on Friday evening. There was also a landslide, due to which the death toll reached 21 till Sunday evening. At the same time, six other people are missing.

Engulfed a village in Chang

According to media reports, heavy rains, flash floods and landslides hit a village in Chang'an in Xi'an district at around 6 pm on Friday. Two houses and 21 stretches on National Highway 210 have been damaged due to the disaster.

900 houses have no electricity

The Xi'an Bureau of Emergency Management was quoted as saying that the disaster damaged three power supply infrastructures. Due to this, 900 houses currently do not have electricity. Meanwhile, 1000 units of equipment including life detectors, satellite phones, sniffer dogs have been deployed to carry out search, rescue and disaster relief operations. Also established an onsite command center in the city. Deployed 14 rescue teams including fire and police departments with over 980 personnel to carry out search, rescue and disaster relief operations.

Transferred so many people

As of Sunday evening, 186 residents have been shifted. Three severely damaged sections of National Highway 210 have been restored. 21 road sections with minor damage are being worked on and communication services have been restored in 49 affected areas. Meanwhile, power supply has been restored in 855 houses.

More than 100 personnel deployed

Preliminary investigation revealed that two houses were washed away in the village. In addition, surrounding roads, bridges, power supplies and other infrastructure were damaged. The Xi'an Detachment of the Armed Police Force in Shaanxi deployed more than 100 personnel to the affected area. Preliminary search and rescue operation is being carried out in the affected area.