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23 killed, seven missing in heavy landslides in China

At least 23 workers were killed and seven others wounded on Tuesday when the sides of a mountain virtually collapsed due to heavy rains, triggering landslides in China`s southwest Sichuan Province.



Beijing: At least 23 workers were killed and
seven others wounded on Tuesday when the sides of a mountain
virtually collapsed due to heavy rains, triggering landslides
in China`s southwest Sichuan Province.
The landslides occurred at around 1:25 am, crushing work sheds at a hydroelectric project construction site in Pengta Town, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous refecture, Xinhua news agency reported.
Preliminary investigation showed the mountain caved in
due to heavy rains.

The rescue operations ended after all the 34 workers in
the sheds were accounted for.

Four workers managed to escape unharmed when the collapse
occurred, another seven were injured, among whom three were
severely wounded.

The collapsed part of the mountain reached 40,000 cubic
metres, temporally blocking a river.

PTI

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