A group of Vietnamese tourists who became trapped by landslide in China reached safety in Xian, the capital of Shanxi province, on July 14, according to Xinhua News Agency.

The agency said the group of 38 Vietnamese were among 100 tourists stuck in the northwestern province of Gansu on July 12 when they were on the way to a natural reserve in nearby Sichuan province.

The tourists were later free following urgent road repair work.

Storms and rains hit China’s northwest and southwest areas since July 8 triggering flooding and mudslides, claiming dozens of lives while over 100 have gone missing.-VNA