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Death toll in Chinese landslide rose to 10, 16 recovered from debris


Devdiscourse News Desk beijing China
Updated: 17-03-2019 17:34 IST
Death toll in Chinese landslide rose to 10, 16 recovered from debris

"Three of the 13 injured have left the hospital after treatment, while 10 remain missing," the authorities were quoted as saying by state-run Xinhua news agency. Image Credit: ANI; Representational Image

The toll from Friday's landslide in China's Shanxi Province increased to 10 while an equal number of people were reported to be missing, according to a media report on Sunday. The accident occurred on Friday in the township of Zaoling in Linfen City, when a landslide toppled two residential buildings, a makeshift house and a public bathhouse.

Following the accident, seven bodies were found at the site. "So far 16 people had been pulled out of the debris and sent to the hospital, but three failed to respond to medical treatment. Seven were found dead at the site," authorities said.

"Three of the 13 injured have left the hospital after treatment, while 10 remain missing," the authorities were quoted as saying by state-run Xinhua news agency. The rescuers are searching for the missing with the help of rescue dogs and equipment.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : China

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