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8 bodies found after Guizhou landslide

07-01-2010 13:43 BJT

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8 bodies have been found from a rain-triggered landslide in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

91 residents remain missing. Rescue work has entered the fourth day, with people evacuated getting enough food and drinks and receiving necessary medical treatment.

Armed forces and firefighters rushed in soon after the landslide hit Dazhai Village of Guanling County on Monday.

Some 2,000 people are taking part in rescue operations.

Excavators and sniffer dogs are being used to look for the buried people. An inspection post is monitoring the situation for more landslides.

A 100-meter-wide flow of mud and rock rushed three kilometers into the village.

All houses have been destroyed and all roads, blocked.

At least 1,000 villagers have since been evacuated.

The civil affairs department has distributed tents and food. The communications department also set up temporary relocation sites.

Doctors in temporary clinics have prepared enough medicine and medical equipment. Ambulances are on stand-by.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source:

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