Landslide Buries about 20 in Northern China

Reuters reports that a landslide in Shanxi has killed twenty people from the same village:

The “massive landslide” hit in Zhongyang county in Shanxi province in the late morning, the state-run Xinhua news agency said.

The official, who declined to be identified, told Reuters that they were checking exactly how many people were missing, and that a rescue mission was underway.

He said they had no confirmed death reports yet.

In September of last year, a mudslide triggered by dammed up tailings from an iron ore mine killed over 250 people in the same province.

November 16, 2009 12:43 PM
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