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Dozens missing after new landslide in China

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Dozens missing after new landslide in China


Dozens more people are feared dead in the latest landslide to hit China, adding to the thousands killed or missing in weather-related disasters this year.

Mudslides triggered by torrential rain hit a township in a mountainous corner of Yunnan province near the border with Myanmar. At least 67 people are unaccounted for.

Earlier this month, downpours in the northwestern province of Gansu brought a torrent of mud down onto Zhouqu county, killing more than 1,200 people. Around 500 others are missing there. Storms in neighbouring Longnan and in Sichuan province have killed dozens more.

Extreme weather this summer from China to Pakistan and Russia has raised fresh questions over climate change.

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