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44 missing in Chinese landslide

Rescuers are searching for 44 people missing since a landslide hit a village in southern China.

Workers have so far found 23 people buried under rubble in Wama in the south-western province of Yunnan, Xinhua News Agency reported.

At least four have been killed in the landslide.

More heavy rain is expected and is likely to hinder the rescue effort.

China regularly has devastating summer floods but this year has been the worst in a decade. Towns in the north east and north west of the country have been washed away, leaving hundreds dead.

The storms have also caused tens of billions of pounds-worth of damage.

Xinhua said the total death toll from floods has risen to 3,185, with more than 1,000 people still missing across the country.

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