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Friday, October 5, 2012

China Landslide: Bodies Of 18 Children Found

Chinese state media has confirmed that all 18 schoolchildren buried in a landslide in the country’s southwest are dead.

The landslide toppled an elementary school building in a mountainous area of China on Thursday.

Eighteen students were buried at the Tiantou Primary School and a 19th victim was buried in a house, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing local officials.

Another person was seriously injured in the landslide, which occurred in an area ravaged by a deadly earthquake last month.

About 2,000 local people, medics, police and military personnel tried to rescue the victims, the Yiliang county government said. Read More