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Landslide Buries 107 People in SW China

Posted by feww on June 29, 2010

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Original Caption: Soldiers rush to the site of a landslide in Guanling County of southwest China’s Guizhou Province, on June 28, 2010. Some 107 people from 38 families were buried and trapped by a rainstorm-triggered landslide Monday afternoon in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu). Image may be subject to copyright.

At least 107 people were buried by a landslide in southwest China’s Guizhou Province on  Monday,  Chinese officials said, Xinhua reported.

The landslide which was triggered by torrential rain and flooding “occurred at 2:30 p.m. in Dazhai Village, Gangwu Township of Guanling County, said a spokesman for the government of Anshun City, which administers Guanling.”

Rescue work was  suspended because relentless rain which has been pummeling the  area since late Sunday, officials were reported as saying.

UPDATE: First body retrieved after landslide buries 107 in SW China

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