Archive for Saturday, June 6, 2009

Report: Dozens dead, missing after landslide

June 6, 2009

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— A landslide buried an iron ore plant and several homes, killing 26 people and leaving dozens missing in a valley in southwestern China, state television said today.

CCTV reported that 19 miners and seven staff from a mobile phone company were killed in the landslide Friday in Wulong county, about 90 miles from Chongqing city. Rescuers saved seven people, three of whom were seriously injured but in stable condition.

Fifty-two people were missing, including 27 workers buried in the mine, said an official with the propaganda office of Wulong, who would only give her surname, Zhu.

The missing also included 21 farmers, three passers-by and a teacher, CCTV said.

More than 500 rescuers were searching for survivors, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

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