Eight members of the same family were swept to their deaths when a flash flood surged through a riverside restaurant outside Xi’an city in Central China.
The flood struck Xiaoyuhecun Valley amid the heaviest rains recorded in the area in 30 years., carrying bodies and debris miles downstream.
Eight members of one family were reported dead, while a ninth was missing, according to news website hsw.cn.
Local government officials said a team of about 300 rescuers were at the site on Tuesday morning.
Landslides triggered by the heavy rain had blocked roads leading into the valley, delaying the rescue and recovery mission.
By Kuma Chow