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4 saved from NW China landslide, about 40 missing

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-08-12 10:25

XI'AN - Rescuers have dug out four people after a landslide buried the living quarters of a mining company in Northwest China's Shaanxi province on early Wednesday.

All four people rescued have been rushed to the hospital for treatment and are now in stable condition.

The landslide, which occurred at around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, brought 1 million cubic meters of earth that buried 15 dorms and three houses at the Wuzhou mining company in Shanyang County, leaving around 40 people missing.

Police, firefighters, mining rescuers and paramedics have rushed to the scene. Rescuers are using equipment to search for those missing. Residents living nearby have been evacuated.

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