Landslide in China's Shanxi province kills nine people; rescue work gets underway with cause yet to be ascertained

Beijing: A landslide hit a village in northern China's Shanxi province on Monday, killing nine people, according to media reports.

 Landslide in Chinas Shanxi province kills nine people; rescue work gets underway with cause yet to be ascertained

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The landslide hit Caijiazhuang village in Lishi district of Lyuliang city early on Monday morning, state-run China Daily reported, quoting local publicity department. More than 100 people have been dispatched for the rescue work, state-run Xinhua news agency added.

The cause of the landslide has not been confirmed. Landslides are triggered regularly in mountainous regions of China, especially during heavy rains.

At least 17 people were confirmed dead in a landslide that hit a village in eastern China's Zhejiang Province when Typhoon Megi wrecked havoc forcing the relocation of over 3.15 lakh people last year. A landslide that struck eastern China's Zhejiang province killed at least 31 people in November 2015.

In 2008, 87,000 people were killed when an earthquake struck Wenchuan county in Sichuan province. In Maoxian county, 37 tourists were killed when their coach was buried in a landslide caused by the earthquake.

Updated Date: Apr 30, 2018 13:16:01 IST