Beijing, Aug 7 (Xinhua-ANI): Five people, including two children, were killed and two others injured after they were buried in a landslide in northwest China's Shaanxi Province Monday, local authorities confirmed Tuesday.
The accident happened at 2:40 a.m. in the village of Ximaozi, located in Dingbian county in the city of Yulin, the county's publicity office said.
The mudslide buried a home with seven people inside, including a 52-year-old man surnamed Wu, his wife, their 27-year-old son, 9-year-old grandson and 3-year-old granddaughter.
The injured are receiving treatment at a local hospital. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Three powerful rainstorms have hit nine counties in Yulin since July 15, with precipitation surpassing 270 mm in some townships, the city's flood control and drought relief headquarters said.
The downpours and flooding had left 11 people dead and 15 missing as of the end of July, it said. (Xinhua-ANI)