Landslide in northern China kills 10

17 Mar 2019 / 19:18 H.

BEIJING: A landslide in northern China has killed at least 10 people and left 10 missing, state media reported on Sunday, after several buildings were demolished in the disaster.

Seven people were found dead at the scene and another three died in hospital, according to official news agency Xinhua.

The landslide occurred Friday in northern Shanxi province, Xinhua said.

The local government did not immediately respond to AFP’s request for comment.

More than 200 rescuers were at the scene of the disaster, according to state broadcaster CCTV, as the search for the missing continued.

Footage from CCTV showed debris strewn in heaps along the mountainside. The landslide took down residential buildings and a public bathhouse. — AFP

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