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Deadly landslide hits south China village

A landslide in China's southern Yunnan province has left at least 18 people dead, state media says.

Sixteen homes were buried in the landslide that struck Gaopo village in Zhenxiong county at about 08:20 local time (23:00 GMT), Xinhua news agency said, citing local officials.

At least 40 people are thought to have been buried, according to provincial officials.

Hundreds of rescue personnel are at the site, Xinhua said.

  • 11 Jan 2013
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