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More than 100 missing after landslide in China

More than 100 missing after landslide in China
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Heavy rain is suspected to have caused the collapse of a mountain side in Sichuan, south-western China.

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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.

#BREAKING Over 100 ppl buried after massive landslide at Maoxian County in China’s Sichuan Province, rescue underway pic.twitter.com/sZq5C9ZiCJ

— People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) 24 June 2017

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.

#SichuanLandslide: Rescuers race to remove a huge rock after hearing response from underneath. Over 100 people feared buried. pic.twitter.com/hfWgX2nTcq

— People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) 24 June 2017

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.

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