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Massive landslide kills 16, leaves 21 missing in east China

15 November 2015 10:19


A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains has claimed the lives of at least 16 people and left nearly two dozen missing in eastern China.

Local officials in Zhejiang Province said on Sunday that a torrent of mud and rocks had buried nearly 30 homes in the province’s Lidong village on Friday night.

Rescue workers were struggling to pull people from the ruins of the homes. Over 300 people were evacuated from the area following the landslide, state broadcaster, China Central Television (CCTV), reported.

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