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Landslide in northern China kills 23
Updated: 2009-11-17 10:17

BEIJING: A massive landslide in northern China has buried part of a village and killed at least 23 people, and that rescuers are seeking survivors.

The Xinhua News Agency says the landslide occurred on Monday in Zhangzishan Township, near Luliang city in northern Shanxi province.

Xinhua said on Tuesday that rescuers have recovered 23 bodies from the debris so far, and that two people have been pulled out alive.

Most of those killed were migrant workers who worked at a nearby coal mine.

Xinhua quoted the local Communist Party chief, Nie Chunyu, as saying that most of the victims were from the southwestern Yunnan province.