Man Trapped Inside Car Swept Away By Mudslide

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This footage shows a mudslide rushing down a hillside and sweeping away a dozen cars including a saloon with a man trapped inside.

The accident happened in the town of Pingchuan, which is in the Wuping County in East China’s Fujian Province, where persistent torrential rains have been recorded for the past week.

The security footage shows the massive amounts of red, muddy earth sliding downhill and pushing away a row of parked cars with ease.

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The vehicles slam into other parked vehicles on the other side of a road, which becomes completely covered by the landslide at just after 4pm on 13th June.

The local fire service said multiple vehicles were damaged, and one male victim, aged 38, ended up trapped inside his badly misshapen saloon car.

Images show firefighters trying to free the man, who was later declared dead after having been trapped inside his car for three hours.

Officials say the mudslide was caused by soil saturation resulting from recent heavy rains.

China’s Ministry of Emergency Management said flooding in southern China has killed 61 people, displacing more than 350,000 and affected over two million more.