Heavy Storms Leave Dozen Dead, Tourists Trapped

BEIJING (July 13, 2013)--At least 100 tourists, including 38 Vietnamese nationals, were trapped in China's northwest after heavy storms over the past week that flooded streams and triggered mudslides, killing at least 69 people, China’s state media reported.

The official Xinhua News Agency says the tourists got trapped Friday night in the northwest province of Gansu.

Xinhua says that in Sichuan province, a massive mudslide outside the city of Dujiangyan has killed 26 people.

The province has reported a total of 31 storm-related deaths.

In the northwest province of Shaanxi, 23 people died in landslides or house collapses.

At least 12 workers were killed in the northern province of Shanxi when a violent rainstorm collapsed an unfinished coal mine workshop and another three people drowned in a car in Hebei province outside the capital.

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