China Landslide: Two-storey building collapses, claims 6 lives

Beijing: At least six persons were killed when a two-storey building collapsed in a pre-dawn landslide in China's south Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Monday, state media reported.

Authorities in Hechi city received an information during the wee hours that a two-story building in Fude village has
collapsed in a landslide. There were 15 households at the site. People saw one ofthe buildings was almost buried by rocks and soil, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Rescuers have recovered six bodies including that of the building's owner. Some local villagers, who were sleeping when the accident took place, woke up by a loud noise, mistaking it as fireworks at first. "But then I felt the house was shaking. I thought it was an earthquake and told my family to rush out," Lan Min, a villager said.


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Updated Date: Feb 08, 2016 18:44:32 IST