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23 killed, 7 injured in Guizhou landslide

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07-03-2016 14:22 BJT

Twenty-three people have been killed while seven others were injured when a landslide hit southwest China's Guizhou Province.

The landslide, triggered by intense rain, hit a village in Dafang County on Friday. Thirty people were buried. The victims were recovered after more than forty hours of search and rescue operations. Now that the on-site rescue has ended, reconstruction work is underway.

DAFANG, July 2, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers work at the disaster site after a rain-triggered landslide hit Pianpo Village, Dafang County in the city of Bijie, southwest China

DAFANG, July 2, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers work at the disaster site after a rain-triggered landslide hit Pianpo Village, Dafang County in the city of Bijie, southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 2, 2016. The landslide on Friday morning has caused 20 people dead, seven injured and three missing. 27 people have been rescued by now. (Xinhua/Yang Ying)

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