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Landslide leaves four dead, one missing in NW. China
Updated: 2009-03-06 10:17

XI'AN -- A sudden landslide that occurred Thursday night has left four villagers dead and another missing in the outskirt of Ankang City in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, rescuers said on Friday morning.

A total of 11 people were buried when the landslide engulfed three houses by a hill side in Hanwei Village at around 10:00 p.m., said Yuan Zishun, head of the District Government of Hanbin, where the accident happened.

The official overseeing the rescue work said two of the six people rescued were still receiving hospital treatment on Friday, while rescuers continued searching for the one missing.