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8 confirmed dead in SW China landslide

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-04-30 00:03

GUIYANG - The body of the last person trapped in a landslide in southwest China's Guizhou province was retrieved Monday afternoon, bringing the death toll to eight after a two-day search.

The landslide, which occurred on April 27 in Mawo village near Guizhou's Bijie city, trapped eight local villagers.

The landslide was triggered by the lingering rainfall in the region, according to officials with the Qixingguan district that administers the village.

A total of 76 people have been relocated after the landslide.

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