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Fifty-eight bodies found in Shenzhen landslide

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-01-06 17:53

SHENZHEN - Workers have now recovered 58 bodies from the Shenzhen landslide, 18 days after the accident, said local authorities.

The command headquarters of the clearing operation put the total number missing at 77. Of the 58 bodies found, 52 have been identified as among the missing, while workers on the scene are trying to confirm the identity of the other six.

Of 17 people hospitalized after the landslide, ten have been discharged.

Police have arrested 11 people for their roles in the landslide, including a legal representative and a deputy general manager of a company that was in charge of the landfill, where a mountain of construction waste collapsed on Dec 20, destroying 33 buildings in the Hengtaiyu industrial zone, Shenzhen city.

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