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SW China landslide buries nine

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-07-05 13:20

KUNMING - A landslide buried nine people Friday morning near a village in Southwest China's Yunnan province, local authorities said.

The landslide happened around 5 am following days of heavy rain in Yanjin county in the city of Zhaotong, a spokesman for the county's Communist Party of China (CPC) committee said.

Four people were pulled out of the landslide and taken to a local hospital. Their current condition is unknown, the spokesman said.

Rescue efforts for those who remain buried are under way.

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