Briefly Sept 19,2011

Updated: 2011-09-19 07:56

(China Daily)

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10 killed, 22 others missing in landslide

At least 10 people were killed and 22 others are missing after Saturday's rain-triggered landslide buried factories on a mountainside in Northwest China's Shaanxi province, local officials said on Sunday.

By 5:30 pm, rescuers had retrieved 10 bodies from beneath the rocks and mud that also injured five people, said Zhu Zhisheng, deputy mayor of the provincial capital of Xi'an, who was at the site.

Saturday's landslide occurred at around 2 pm and unleashed about 100,000 cubic meters of rock and mud from the mountain, engulfing a brick factory and destroying part of a nearby ceramics factory in a suburb of Xi'an.

Hong Kong

HK police make record cocaine seizure

Hong Kong police have neutralized a transnational drug trafficking syndicate following the arrest of six men and two women and the seizure of 567 kg of suspected cocaine worth about $75 million, the largest single seizure of its kind in Hong Kong, authorities said on Sunday.

A police spokesman told a news conference the officers were still searching the suspected storage center and more drugs might be found in the next few days.

According to the spokesman, officers of the Narcotics Bureau, acting on intelligence, conducted thorough investigations and took action on Friday afternoon, intercepting four men and two women, aged between 24 and 40, at Fuk Hang Tsuen in Tuen Mun. About 50 kg of suspected cocaine in their possession was seized .