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8 killed, 17 missing in SW China landslide

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-08-08 14:18

CHENGDU - Eight people were killed and 17 remain missing after a rain-triggered landslide hit a village in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan Province, local authorities said Tuesday.

The landslide hit Gengdi village in Qiaowo township of Puge county at around 6 a.m. Tuesday. It also injured five people, according to the information office of the prefecture government.

Rescue work is underway.

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