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China landslide death toll rises to 20

26 July 2019, MVT 14:23
This photo taken on July 24, 2019 shows rescuers working at the site of a landslide in Liupanshui in China's southwestern Guizhou province. - The death toll in a landslide that buried a village in southwest China rose to 20 on July 26, with 25 people still missing three days after the disaster, state media said. (Photo by STR / AFP) /
26 July 2019, MVT 14:23

The death toll in a landslide that buried a village in southwest China rose to 20 on Friday, with 25 people still missing three days after the disaster, state media said.

Rescuers found the bodies of two children, a mother with her baby, and another woman on Thursday in Shuicheng county, Guizhou province, according to state broadcaster CCTV, citing an investigation.

Eleven people have been found alive since the side of a hill collapsed on 23 homes late Tuesday, covering them in thick mud.

Landslides are a frequent danger in rural and mountainous parts of China, particularly after heavy rain, and the country has suffered heavy flooding this year.

Beijing, China | AFP

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