China Landslide Kills 151, Hopes Fade for Missing

The AP has an update on the deadly landslide in Shanxi:

A landslide that unleashed a three-story wave of mud and iron ore waste at an illegal mining operation in China has killed at least 151 people and authorities fear the death toll could climb by hundreds more, state media said Thursday.

In a matter of minutes, the sludge inundated an entire village of 1,000 people and an outdoor market with hundreds of customers on Monday in Shanxi province’s Xiangfen county, the China Daily newspaper reported, citing witnesses.

State media put the official death toll at 151 people.

September 11, 2008 9:14 AM
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