Beijing, Nov 18: The death toll in a landslide that hit a village in east China’s Zhejiang Province climbed to 33 today, with four people still missing. More than 2,300 rescuers, along with seven sniffer dogs, 60 machines and 80 vehicles are helping with rescue work at the accident site.
A radar system is in place to supervise and prevent further disasters, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.(Also Read: 12 killed in China landslide)Also Read - Exclusive | Iran's Relationship with India has 'Far More Potential' Than China: Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The landslide buried 27 homes in Lidong Village, Liandu District of Lishui City late Friday night, leaving 38 missing.Only one person has been rescued. More than 300 villagers have been relocated. Owners of the 26 buried homes are settling their insurance claims while the other household is being examined.The city government has decided on a location for new buildings. A land replacement plan for the affected farmers will be completed in a week. Fifty psychologists have been sent to help the families of the victims. Also Read - Indian Student Foud Dead in China, Indian Embassy Confirms Murder
Staff with the Ministry of Land and Resources have been dispatched from Beijing to carry out inspections in the neighbouring mountain area and prepare an evacuation if necessary.Lishui had received about 4.23 million yuan (USD 663,000) in public donations to help the victims families. Also Read - Coronavirus Leaked From China's Wuhan Institute of Virology, Claims Report by US Republicans | Read Details