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New landslide hits China disaster area
by Staff Writers
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017


More rock and mud fell on Tuesday at the site of a major landslide that buried a mountain village and scores of people in southwest China last weekend, state media said.

No one was injured in the new and smaller avalanche as the area where Xinmo village once stood had been cordoned off following warnings on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Rescuers workers who had been digging through the rubble since Saturday's disaster were evacuated from the area on Monday in anticipation of another slide.

At least 10 people have been confirmed dead and 93 are still missing after heavy rain brought down the side of a mountain onto the village in Sichuan province. Only three survivors have been found.

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Hopes dim in search for 118 buried by China landslide
Diexi, China (AFP) June 25, 2017
Rescuers dug through earth and rocks for a second day on Sunday in an increasingly bleak search for some 118 people still missing after their village in southwest China vanished under a huge landslide. Officials have pulled 15 bodies from the avalanche of rocks that crashed into 62 homes in Xinmo, a once picturesque mountain village nestled by a river in Sichuan province. Only three surv ... read more

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