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Landslide in Guizhou of China

One person has died and 37 are missing after a landslide in southern China which buried dozens of homes, state media report.

The Guizhou provincial government said on its microblog the disaster brought the side of a mountain crashing down on the homes of 34 families on the outskirts of the city of Bijie at around midday.

It said rescue teams had been dispatched along with tents, blankets and other emergency supplies.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the disaster, although southern China has been battered in recent days by a pair of typhoons bringing heavy rain that can saturate soil and leave it prone to slipping away on steep angles.

Source:
Independent. China landslide: One dead and 37 missing after rockfall in south of country. 28 August 2017. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-landslide-latest-news-dead-missing-rockfall-bijie-guizhou-province-south-a7916031.html