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Landslide at Mine in Northern China Kills 34, Hundreds Feared Missing བོད་སྐད།


Chinese state media say hundreds may be missing after a mudslide in northern China buried houses and swept away cars, killing at least 34 people.

On Monday, heavy rains triggered the collapse of a reservoir of iron-ore waste at an illegal mine in China's Shanxi province. The torrent of mud and mining waste plowed into buildings injuring at least 35 others.

China's official Xinhua news agency says the number of people trapped beneath the mud is unknown, but other state media are reporting that the number of missing could be in the hundreds.

Xinhua says the owner of the illegal mine and eight others are being held in connection with the accident.

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