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CHina: Death toll from SW China landslide rises to 46

12-01-2013

ZHENXIONG, Yunnan, (Xinhua): The death toll from a landslide that hit a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan Province Friday rose to 46 as bodies of the last two missing were found Saturday morning, rescuers said.

The landslide hit the Zhaojiagou area of Gaopo Village, Zhenxiong County around 8:20 a.m. Friday. Zhenxiong is some 550 km northeast of the provincial capital, Kunming.

Forty-six residents -- 27 adults and 19 children -- were buried in the landslide, according to the local civil affairs bureau.

A State Council work group, comprising of officials from several ministries, arrived at the scene at 4 a.m. Saturday to coordinate rescue and disaster relief efforts.

The rescue and disaster relief operation involved more than 1,000 rescue workers with the help of excavators, shovels and life detectors.



http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-01/12/c_132098172.htm

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