Landslide kills three in Shaanxi

An avalanche of soil and debris swept down a hill in north-western China's Shaanxi province on Monday, flattening a seven-storey apartment building and killing three people. The landslide, triggered by heavy rains over the last weekend, forced the ev
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An avalanche of soil and debris swept down a hill in north-western China's Shaanxi province on Monday, flattening a seven-storey apartment building and killing three people.

The landslide, triggered by heavy rains over the last weekend, forced the evacuation of 1,100 residents in Ankang city and destroyed several other homes at the foot of the hill.

Three people remained missing as of yesterday, cnwest.com reported.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 19, 2017, with the headline 'Landslide kills three in Shaanxi'. Print Edition | Subscribe