100 People Feared Buried In China Landslide

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Beijing:  More than 100 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media report.

About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village, Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed. A rescue operation is now under way to try to locate and rescue the missing.

Pictures posted by the People’s Daily newspaper show bulldozers moving earth and large boulders as the rescue effort continues.

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The landslide blocked a two-kilometre (1.2-mile) stretch of a river, Xinhua news agency reported, citing local officials.