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35 workers buried alive in landslide in South-east China

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Published on 8 May 2016 10:13 AM GMT

35 workers buried alive in landslide in South-east China
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Beijing: A landslide in south-east China on Sunday killed as many as 35 labourers at the construction site of hydro-power project.

“The debris of the landslide buried an office building and living area of the workers at the site in Fujian province around 0500 hrs,” said a local authority.

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Highlights:

  • There had been heavy rainfall in southern China triggering floods and landslides since Wednesday last.
  • “The reason of the landslide is still unclear. Besides, the area had seen heavy rainfall in the past few days,” said an official of the department.

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