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    More Than 30 Dead, Dozens Missing After China Landslide Wednesday

    By Courtney Spamer, Meteorologist
    July 12, 2013; 12:31 PM ET
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    Rescue workers walk at the site of a massive landslide caused by heavy rains near Dujiangyan city in southwestern China's Sichuan province on Thursday July 11, 2013. Flooding in the western province of Sichuan was the worst in 50 years for some areas, with more than 100,000 people forced to evacuate. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

    After days of excessive rainfall, a landslide in western China claimed the lives of at least 31 people, while more remain missing, according to the Washington Post.

    The number of those missing has climbed above 150 attributed to the flooding and landslides according to the Associated Press.

    This is the same area of western China that was hit hard by a devastating earthquake in 2008.

    The landslide in Dujiangyan, in the foothills of the Himalayas, was likely brought on by the excessive rain in this region of China in the past few days. Torrential downpours led to flooding in many areas across the city.

    In nearby Wenjiang, over a foot of rain (30 centimeters) has fallen since Monday!

    Unfortunately, periods of heavy downpours are still likely into the weekend. Additional rainfall will only exacerbate the flooding and recovery efforts.

    Meteorologist Eric Leister contributed to this story.

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