Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Natural disasters likely to continue
BEIJING, Aug. 19 -- Recalling the nightmare early on Wednesday, Yang Guihua did not want to believe it was true.

The mudslide destroyed the 34-year-old's house in Migu village, Puladi township of Gongshan Derung-Nu autonomous county in Southwest China's Yunnan province, leaving her 9-year-old son missing.

"The downpour, coupled with howling wind, was terrifying. My daughter, son and I did not dare to sleep. But the mudslide took away my son anyway," she said with a trembling voice.

At least 67 people are missing and 38 were injured, 10 severely, after mudslides hit the remote town in northwestern Yunnan early Wednesday.

The majority of the missing people are either employees of the Yujin Iron Mine or villagers in the Puladi township, where the mudslides struck at about 1:30 am.

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