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More than 100 missing after landslide in China

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By Euronews
More than 100 missing after landslide in China

More than a hundred people are missing in China after a landslide that buried forty homes.

A rescue operation is now underway as authorities scramble to locate people beneath the debris.

It is believed that heavy rain in Sichuan province in south-western China caused the side of a mountain near Xinmo village to collapse.

The landslide blocked a two kilometre stretch of river, according to local media, and bulldozers have been brought in to move the earth and rubble that has buried the surrounding area.

According to reports, more than 400 rescue workers and police were drafted in to aid the clean up operation as the search for survivors continues.