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At Least 30 Killed in Yemen Landslide

A landslide in Yemen has crushed a mountain village, killing at least 30 people.

Scores of others were reported injured or missing, after part of a mountain collapsed Wednesday night above the village of al-Dhafeer as its occupants slept.

In a report late Thursday, the Yemen news agency said about 70 people remained buried in the rubble, with some still alive. The report quoted local sources as saying members of most of the 50 village families were buried. Television footage showed massive boulders, some the size of houses, blocking rescue attempts at the site.

It was not immediately clear what caused the landslide. The French news agency AFP quotes seismologists saying there was no evidence of an earthquake and no reports of severe weather in the area.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.