10 dead, 10 missing in north China landslide

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A house collapse triggered by a landslide in north China's Shanxi Province has caused 10 deaths and left another 10 missing, local authorities said Sunday.
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A house collapse triggered by a landslide in north China's Shanxi Province has caused 10 deaths and left another 10 missing, local authorities said Sunday.

As of 10 a.m. Sunday, 16 people had been pulled out of the debris and sent to hospital, but three failed to respond to medical treatment. Seven were found dead at the site.

So far, three of the 13 injured have left hospital after treatment, while 10 remain missing.

The rescuers are searching for the missing with the help of rescue dogs and equipment, the local government said.

The accident occurred at around 6:10pm Friday in the township of Zaoling in Linfen City, when a landslide toppled two residential buildings, a makeshift house and a public bathhouse.

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