CHINA North China landslide death toll rises to 15

CHINA

North China landslide death toll rises to 15

Xinhua

14:37, March 19, 2019

TAIYUAN, March 19 (Xinhua) -- A house collapse triggered by a landslide in north China's Shanxi Province last Friday has caused 15 deaths and left a further five missing, local authorities said Tuesday.

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Thirteen survivors are receiving medical treatment.

The rescuers are still searching for the missing with the help of rescue dogs and equipment, the local government said.

The accident occurred around 6:10 p.m. last Friday in the township of Zaoling in Linfen City, when a landslide toppled two residential buildings, a makeshift house and a public bathhouse.

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