Massive Chinese Landslide Kills at Least 3, Leaves 20 Missing

LULIANG, China, Nov. 17 (UPI) — A massive landslide in northern China killed at least three people and left about 20 others missing, officials said Tuesday.

About 300 rescuers in a village in north China’s Shanxi province recovered three bodies from the debris in Luliang and two people were pulled out alive, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.

Officials said the landslide occurred about 10:40 a.m. Many of the victims reportedly were migrant workers employed at a nearby coal mine, as well as their families. Xinhua said the workers are all natives of Yunnan province in southwest China.

Local work safety watchdog and police authorities are investigating the accident, the news service said.

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Categorized | Coal, People
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