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Dozens missing in China landslide

Monday, May 09, 2016 - 00:41

Search teams are trying to find dozens of people missing after a landslide which engulfed a construction site in China. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Rescue efforts are underway for more than 40 people missing in a landslide in south-east China, state media reported on Sunday (May 8). The landslide, triggered by heavy rain, hit a hydroelectric power station under construction in Fujian province at about 2000 GMT on Saturday (May 7) state broadcaster CCTV said. The state Xinhua news agency said about 100,000 cubic metres of mud and rocks flowed downhill and buried the area. As of 0800 GMT eight people were rescued and sent to hospital, while 41 were still missing missing, CCTV said, adding that signs of life were found at three spots. President Xi Jinping has ordered county officials to step up rescue efforts, CCTV reported.

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Dozens missing in China landslide

Monday, May 09, 2016 - 00:41