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30-40 buried in China landslide after rain: Xinhua

Published on Jul 10, 2013 3:17 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - Between 30 and 40 people were buried by a landslide in China on Wednesday, the state news agency Xinhua reported, citing local officials.

The landslide in Zhongxing, in the south-western province of Sichuan, was triggered by heavy rain, it quoted fire brigade sources as saying. Rescuers were at the scene, it added.

Much of China has been hit by heavy rainfall in recent days.

Mountainous regions in the country’s south-west are prone to landslides and earthquakes.

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