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Landslide in SW China kills 6

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-07-02 15:42

KUNMING - Six people were killed in a landslide that was triggered by heavy rain in Southwest China's Yunnan province on Tuesday, local authorities said.

The landslide, which occurred around 8 am in Mohong township in Fuyuan county in the city of Qujing, engulfed three employee dormitories at the Xinxin Coal Mine, burying ten people, according to a statement from the county publicity office.

Torrential rains have been hitting Mohong since Monday evening, with maximum precipitation hitting 109.5 mm by early Tuesday, the office said.

Six people were pronounced dead at the scene of the landslide, while four injured people have been taken to a local hospital.

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