Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide
BEIJING (AFP) - A desperate search for three people missing in a landslide in south-western China ended on Saturday when their bodies were pulled from the mud, taking the final death toll to 46 - many of them children.
Authorities in Yunnan province said that the last three bodies were recovered on Saturday morning after a night of frantic efforts by more than 1,000 rescue workers to locate the final missing residents of the remote village of Gaopo.
The official Xinhua news agency said those buried included 27 adults and 19 children.
Two other people were hospitalised after the landslide struck on Friday morning, engulfing 16 homes, bringing a thunderous crash and throwing up thick clouds of dust, Xinhua said.