China landslide: Rescue crews recover nine bodies as search operations continue

Chinese crews have recovered nine bodies and are still searching for 109 others about 30 hours after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

AP June 25, 2017 12:36:24 IST
China landslide: Rescue crews recover nine bodies as search operations continue

Mao County, China: Chinese crews have recovered nine bodies and are still searching for 109 others about 30 hours after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

More than 2,500 rescuers have arrived in Xinmo village in Mao country to search the rubble for survivors. The government on Sunday lowered an earlier figure of 15 dead retrieved.

Three people — a couple and their month-old infant — are the only ones rescued from the site on Saturday.

A government-run news outlet says the adults are in stable conditions, while the baby has been sent to an intensive care unit with pneumonia induced by mud inhalation.

Experts on state media say the landslide was likely triggered by rain.

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