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46 bodies found in Yunnan mudslideretrieved

By Li Yao in Beijing (China Daily)

13:29, January 13, 2013

Local residents from nearby villages cook for mudslide victims at the makeshift relocation of the Gaopo village in Zhenxiong county of Zhaotong city, Southwest China's Yunnan province, on Jan 12, 2013. (Photo/Xinhua)

By noon on Saturday rescuers had found the bodies of all 46 people who died when they were buried in a landslide that hit a mountainous village in Yunnan province on Friday morning.

The landslide struck Gaopo village in Zhenxiong county of Zhaotong, about 550 km northeast of the provincial capital, Kunming.

The 46 residents who died included 27 adults and 19 children. Two other people were injured and sent to a hospital for treatment, with no life-threatening conditions.

All the deceased have been identified and their names were reported by media outlets, Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday.

The victims' families will receive 20,000 yuan ($3,218) in compensation for each relative killed said a county official. There will also be a relief fund of 11 million yuan allocated by different levels of governments in the province for various relief efforts, county officials said at a news briefing on Saturday

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