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21 missing after landslide hits southwest China villages

07-27-2010 13:35 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

CHENGDU, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-one people were missing after a rain-triggered landslide hit villages in Hanyuan County, southwest China' Sichuan Province on Tuesday morning, local officials said.

About 100,000 cubic meters of rocks and mud rushed down the slope of Ermanshan Mountain of Hanyuan County at around 5 a.m. Tuesday, destroying houses at the foot of the mountain, official said.

Nearly 58 houses were damaged and 4,000 villagers are being relocated out of the area.

Days of heavy rain has taken its toll in southwest China. On Monday, a mud flow near the border of China and Myanmar left 11 people missing and 11 others injured. The search for survivors in Drung-Nu Autonomous County of Gongshan, Yunnan Province, continues on Tuesday.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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