Survivor recounts horrific experience after Landslides in Southern China - “We were asleep when the mountains began to jolt very strongly, sand and mud were flowing into our room,”... See photos


Rescuers have found 34 bodies, but 7 people remain missing Monday following a landslide at the site of a hydropower project in southern China after days of heavy rain, authorities said. Fourteen people have been injured.


“We were asleep when the mountains began to jolt very strongly, and before we knew it, sand and mud were flowing into our room,” survivor Deng Chunwu told the official Xinhua News Agency. It said he and three other workers survived by huddling underneath a supporting pole.

Their room was pushed a distance of 10 meters (30 feet) by the flowing mud, Deng said.

The injured were receiving hospital treatment and in stable condition, Xinhua reported. State broadcaster China Central Television said the injuries included bone fractures.

More than 600 rescuers, including firefighters and police, were searching for the missing and attempting to clear sections of roads leading to the site, which had been made impassable by mudslides and flooding, hindering efforts to get heavy machinery through.
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Paramilitary police search for missing people at the site of a landslide in Sanming, Fujian province, China, May 8, 2016. (China Daily/via Reuters)
Paramilitary police search for missing people at the site of a landslide in Sanming, Fujian province, China, May 8, 2016. (China Daily/via Reuters)
An aerial view shows the buildings at a hydroelectric power station under construction that were hit by a landslide in Sanming, Fujian Province, China, May 8, 2016. (Reuters/Stringer)
An aerial view shows the buildings at a hydroelectric power station under construction that were hit by a landslide in Sanming, Fujian Province, China, May 8, 2016. (Reuters/Stringer)
Paramilitary police search for missing people at the site of a landslide in Sanming, Fujian province, China, May 8, 2016. (China Daily/via Reuters)
Paramilitary police search for missing people at the site of a landslide in Sanming, Fujian province, China, May 8, 2016. (China Daily/via Reuters)

Rescuers use detectors to scan for potential survivors at the site following a landslide in Taining county in southeast China’s Fujian province, Sunday, May 8, 2016. (Chinatopix via AP)
Rescuers use detectors to scan for potential survivors at the site following a landslide in Taining county in southeast China’s Fujian province, Sunday, May 8, 2016. (Chinatopix via AP)

Paramilitary police search for missing people at the site of a landslide in Sanming, Fujian province, China, May 8, 2016. (Reuters/Stringer)
Paramilitary police search for missing people at the site of a landslide in Sanming, Fujian province, China, May 8, 2016. (Reuters/Stringer)

Rescuers look at a damaged building as they search for potential survivors at the site following a landslide in Taining county in southeast China’s Fujian province, Sunday, May 8, 2016. (Chinatopix via AP)

Rescuers look at a damaged building as they search for potential survivors at the site following a landslide in Taining county in southeast China’s Fujian province, Sunday, May 8, 2016. (Chinatopix via AP)
Paramilitary police search for missing people at the site of a landslide in Sanming, Fujian Province, China, May 9, 2016. (China Daily/via Reuters)


Armed police search at the landslide site in Taining County on May 8, 2016, in Sanming, Fujian Province, China. (VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Armed police search at the landslide site in Taining County on May 8, 2016, in Sanming, Fujian Province, China. (VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Paramilitary police work at the site of a landslide in Sanming, Fujian Province, China, May 8, 2016. (China Daily/via Reuters)


An aerial view shows buildings at a hydroelectric power station under construction that were hit by a landslide in Sanming, Fujian Province, China, May 8, 2016. (Reuters/Stringer)

An aerial view shows buildings at a hydroelectric power station under construction that were hit by a landslide in Sanming, Fujian Province, China, May 8, 2016. (Reuters/Stringer)



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Survivor recounts horrific experience after Landslides in Southern China - “We were asleep when the mountains began to jolt very strongly, sand and mud were flowing into our room,”... See photos Survivor recounts horrific experience after Landslides in Southern China - “We were asleep when the mountains began to jolt very strongly, sand and mud were flowing into our room,”... See photos Reviewed by Angel M on 08:55 Rating: 5

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