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6 killed as landslide sweeps pickup truck

Updated: 2010-07-27 14:21
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KUNMING - A rain-triggered landslide engulfed a pickup truck travelling on a road in southwest China's Yunnan Province Monday, sweeping the vehicle into a turbulent river and causing the deaths of the vehicle's six occupants.

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The accident occurred in Yongsheng County, Lijiang City, as torrential rains hit the area, Lijiang City Government said in a written statement Tuesday.

The six bodies were recovered from Maguo River at 6 pm Monday.

Torrential rains began pounding the area Sunday.