19 People buried in southwest China’s landslide

KUNMING; (Xinhua) — 19 people, including eighteen students, were buried Thursday in a landslide in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, local authorities said.

Eighteen primary school pupils have been buried in a landslide.

This is a region that has bee recently hit by a series of earthquakes.

A classroom building and two farm houses were buried in Thursday’s landslide, which also trapped another person, in the village of Zhenhe in Yunnan province.

The accident happened at around 8:00 a.m. in the village of Zhenhe, located in Yiliang County of Zhaotong City, the officials said.

The government has relocated people to safe places and rescue teams are on the way to the stricken area.

The province was hit by two 5.6-magnitude earthquakes which claimed the lives of 81 people on September 7.

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