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China village landslide death toll increases to 21

Published 15/11/2015

The landslide buried nearly 30 homes in a village in Zhejiang province
The landslide buried nearly 30 homes in a village in Zhejiang province

The death toll from a landslide that buried homes in eastern China has risen to 21 people, with 16 others still missing, local government officials have said.

A torrent of mud and rocks unleashed by heavy rains buried nearly 30 homes in a village in Zhejiang province on Friday night. Four people were confirmed dead soon after the landslide.

The Lishui city government, which administers Lidong village, where the landslide happened, said 21 bodies had been found as well as one survivor, who was in a stable condition.

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