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8 killed, 17 missing in landslide in China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

A landslide triggered by heavy rains today hit a village in China's southwest Sichuan province, killing eight persons and injuring five, authorities said.

Seventeen people were also missing in the landslide which struck at around 6 AM (local time) in Puge county's Gengdi village in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, according to the information office of the prefecture


Rescue work was underway, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, August 08 2017. 15:02 IST
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