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More than 100 Buried in China Landslides


A Chinese official says a landslide triggered by heavy rains in southwestern China has cut off a village and may have buried more than 100 people in their homes.

The official in Guizhou province says at least 107 people were trapped Monday by the landslide that struck the village of Dazhai after days of heavy rainfall. The number of deaths was not immediately known. Rescue workers were searching for signs of life.

Widespread flooding hit southern China last week, killing at least 235 people and leaving more than 100 others missing. The heavy rains that sparked the floods have caused economic losses of more than $10 billion since June 13.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

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