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Over 60 missing in China landslide

 Over 60 people remained missing after a landslide swept through the living quarters of a mining company in China`s Shaanxi province, a media report said on Thursday.



Beijing: Over 60 people remained missing after a landslide swept through the living quarters of a mining company in China`s Shaanxi province, a media report said on Thursday.

More than 1.3 million cubic metres of earth buried 15 dorms and three houses on Wednesday at Wuzhou Mining Company in the mountainous Shanyang county, China Daily reported.

Earlier reports had put the number of those missing at 40.

Ten people managed to escape being buried by running away from the scene, sources said.

"I was woken up by people shouting about the danger," Zhou Kunlin, one of the 10 survivors said.

Zhou said that he and several colleagues ran out of the dorm and up the mountain. They were lucky to escape with just minor injuries from the falling stones.

"Those who ran down the mountain were buried by the landslide," he said.

"Many had no time, as the landslide buried the area in mere minutes," he added.

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