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9 dead, 1 missing in Sichuan landslide

NINE died and one remained missing after a landslide buried construction workers who were fixing a mountain body prone to landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province yesterday afternoon, an official said today.

The collapse occurred at around 3:10 pm yesterday in Dege County, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze when staff of the No. 915 Geological Team of Meishan City, Sichuan, were working to consolidate the mountain body near the county seat in a valley, said an official with the prefectural government.

Eleven were buried. One was rescued and has been hospitalized. Nine were recovered dead.

Rescuers are still searching the missing worker.

The cause of the landslide is still being investigated.


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