10 Persons Feared Dead, 17 Others Buried In China Landslide

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A torrential rain triggered a landslide in south-western China on Friday morning that killed at least 10 persons and left 17 others missing, local officials said.

The landslide hit early morning and buried 30 people in the village of Pianpo, in the southwestern province of Guizhou, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing local authorities.

“Thirteen had been pulled from the rubble as of Friday afternoon— ten of whom had since died, while seven others were hospitalized,” it said.

Rescue efforts were continuing, it added, noting that some 800 soldiers and relief workers were on-site.

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Photos posted online showed a deluge of mud had toppled trees and crushed cement buildings, leaving bricks and cinderblocks scattered in heaps of rubble. Rescue workers with hard hats and shovels dug at steep slopes of debris.

It is also said that Rainstorms have battered the region over the past few days.



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