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Dozens Dead, Missing in China Landslide

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Rescuers search for victims after a landslide hit Zhenxiong county, Yunnan province, China, January 11, 2013.

Rescuers search for victims after a landslide hit Zhenxiong county, Yunnan province, China, January 11, 2013.

Chinese authorities say at least 18 people have been confirmed dead and dozens are missing after a landslide swept through a village in southern China.

Local authorities and state media said rescuers had recovered 18 bodies in the village in Yunnan province, including seven people from one family.

The official Xinhua news agency said dozens more people remain buried.

It is unclear what triggered the landslide, but heavy rains periodically cause such disasters in the region.
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