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1 dead, 40 injured in Yunnan mudslide

(Xinhua)

08:25, August 07, 2012

KUNMING, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- A rain-triggered mudslide in southwest China's Yunnan province Monday morning has left one person dead, one missing and 40 injured, local authorities said.

More than 6,000 people have been affected by the mudslide in the county of Eryuan, Dali Bai autonomous prefecture, according to a statement released by the county government.

Hundreds of villagers were initially trapped, but they have all been brought to safety, the statement said.

The 40 injured have been sent to hospital and none of them are in critical condition, according to the statement.

Rescue work remains underway.

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