Over 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide

June 23, 2017 - 10:27 pm

BEIJING (AP) — A county government in southwestern China says around 100 people from 40 homes are feared buried by a landslide that crashed into their homes.

The government of Mao county in Sichuan province says the landslide from a mountain fell onto the village of Xinmo at about 6 a.m. Saturday. It blocked a 2 kilometer (1.24 mile)-section of a river.

The county government's website says search and rescue efforts are under way.

Photos posted on the site showed piles of rubble and large rocks and emergency responders helping a woman by the road.




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