Reported on: May 13, 2012 09:23 AM
Reported in: International
BEIJING, May 13 (AP/UNB) - The death toll from hail and rain storms in a mountainous area in northwest China has risen to 40.
The official Xinhua News Agency says that another 18 people are missing and that power supplies and telecommunications networks have been disrupted in Minxian county in Gansu province.
Xinhua said late Saturday that nearly 30,000 people were evacuated following the storm, which battered the county on Thursday.
Relief teams have taken blankets and clothing into the area.