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12:00 AM, August 19, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 19, 2010

New China landslide leaves 67 missing

Fresh landslides rocked another area of China yesterday, sweeping through a mountain town in the southwest of the country after days of heavy rains and leaving at least 67 people missing and cutting off access to the area.
Roads, power and telecommunications were severed when the mud tore through Puladi township in Yunnan province, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Rescue workers have been sent to the township, which is in the mountains bordering Myanmar.
Xinhua said 25 people were hurt in the landslide, nine seriously.
"I suddenly heard rumbling late last night and then rushed to a safe place with fellow villagers," it quoted local resident Yu Zhizhong as saying.

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