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Landslide kills 7 in North China

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-04-06 14:09

TAIYUAN - Seven people have been killed in a landslide from which one person has been rescued in North China's Shanxi province early on Sunday morning.

The landslide occurred at 2:20 am in Xiguan village of Jixian county, which is situated in a valley.

Some 2,000 cubic meters of earth and stone buried a two-story building, trapping eight people, according to the information office with the county government.

Rescuers later saved one person and recovered seven bodies. People living nearby have been asked to evacuate to a safe place.

The rescued person has been hospitalized. Investigation into the cause of the slide is under way.

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