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8 missing in landslide in China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Eight people went missing today after a seven-story residential building collapsed in a landslide in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, hours after rainstorms hit a county, the state-media reported.

A seven-story residential building collapsed in the landslide, which occurred around noon in Maoping Township, Baihe County in the city of Ankang, officials said.

A total of 39 people from 11 households were living in the building. An initial investigation showed that eight people were missing. Rescue work is under way, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

The county was hit by rainstorms over the weekend.

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 17:32 IST