Explosives triggered landslide in China kills 4

The landslide was triggered when workers at a cement factory used explosives to blast the rocks in a hill.

Last Updated: Dec 11, 2011, 14:31 PM IST

Beijing: At least four people were killed
and three others remain buried in a landslide triggered by
explosives in China`s Guizhou province, local government
officials said Sunday.

The landslide was triggered at 6:40 pm, local time,
yesterday in Changshun County, when workers at a cement
factory used explosives to blast the rocks in a hill.

Nine workers were buried immediately, according to
the local government officials.

Authorities later rescued two people and recovered four
bodies from the debris.

Rescue work for the remaining three was under way,
state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The four owners of the cement plant where the explosion
took place have been detained by police.

PTI