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SW China landslide buries nine (5)

Xinhua)  13:20, July 05, 2013  

Rescuers search for survivors after a landslide in Gaoqiao Village of Yanjin County in Zhaotong City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, July 5, 2013. Nine people were buried by the landslide which happened on Friday morning. Four of them have been saved, while the other five are still missing. The rescue operation is underway. (Xinhua/Yuan Zhengxiong)

KUNMING, July 5 (Xinhua) -- A landslide buried nine people Friday morning near a village in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said.

The landslide happened around 5 a.m. following days of heavy rain in Yanjin County in the city of Zhaotong, a spokesman for the county's Communist Party of China (CPC) committee said.

Four people were pulled out of the landslide and taken to a local hospital. Their current condition is unknown, the spokesman said.

Rescue efforts for those who remain buried are under way.

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(Editor:HuangJin、Chen Lidan)


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