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34 Missing After China Landslide

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China's state media say 34 construction workers are missing after a massive landslide in China's southeastern Fujian province.

Xinhua news agency says about 100,000 cubic meters of mud and rocks slid into a hydroelectric power station site under construction in Taining County. The landslide Sunday was triggered by heavy rains.

Officials said seven people were injured in the incident.

Deadly landslides are common in China.

In December, more than 70 people were killed when a large river of mud swept over an industrial park in the economic powerhouse of Shenzhen, Guangdong province.

Some material for this report came from AFP and Reuters