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Landslide buries Kyrgyzstan village, 24 feared dead

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By Euronews
Landslide buries Kyrgyzstan village, 24 feared dead

<p>At least 24 people including nine children were feared dead after a devastating landslide swept through a village in southern Kyrgyzstan early on Saturday, officials said.</p> <p>Scores of emergency workers have been deployed to the site to excavate the village.</p> <p>The landslide happened early on Saturday, when a torrent of mud buried several houses.</p> <p>Local authorities said they had informed people in the area of the risk of a landslide – due to heavy rains – just a few days earlier, and had advised them to leave, but many decided to stay.</p> <p>Deadly landslides regularly hit this central Asian country, where close to 95 percent of the land is covered by mountains.</p> <p>Sunday has been declared a national day of morning.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nine children among 24 killed as a landslide engulfs a village in Kyrgyzstan <a href="https://t.co/4jFBWXBEax">https://t.co/4jFBWXBEax</a></p>— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) <a href="https://twitter.com/MailOnline/status/858416160798330884">April 29, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>