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35 lost in China landslide

Other News Materials 8 May 2016 10:40
Thirty-five people were missing after a landslide hit southeast China's Fujian province Sunday morning
35 lost in China landslide

Thirty-five people were missing after a landslide hit southeast China's Fujian province Sunday morning, Xinhua reported citing sources with authorities in Sanming City.

A rescue is underway.

The landslide occurred at about 5 a.m. in Taining county, where about 100,000 cubic meters of mud and rocks flowed downhill, burying the construction site of a hydropower station and its office building.

The local tourism administration ordered all scenic spots to suspend business starting at 8 a.m.. The mountainous county boasts rich scenic lakes and canyons.

The landslide was triggered by heavy downpours that lashed down 191.6 millimeters of rainwater in 24 hours from Saturday.

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