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Large-scale landslide collapses 35 houses in Yunnan's Zhenxiong county

People are evacuated after a landslide collapsed 35 residential houses in mountainous Zhenxiong county in Southwest China's Yunnan province on Thursday.   A large-scale landslide has collapsed 35 residential houses in mountainous Zhenxiong county in Southwest China's Yunnan province, local authorities said Thursday. Starting Monday, the gradually deteriorating landslide has affected the life of 712 villagers in Zhongtun township, according to the Zhenxiong county government. The landslide also damaged 928 houses in the county. As of Thursday, no

43 dead after landslide buries 16 households in Yunnan mountainous village

Rescuers dig in the mud for survivors yesterday after a landslide buried 16 households in a mountainous village in southwest China's Yunnan Province. Chinese leaders, include Party chief Xi Jinping, have urge all-out efforts to rescue survivors and prevent secondary disasters.   The death toll from a landslide that hit a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Friday has risen to 43 after more bodies were retrieved. Three are missing. Chinese leaders Xi Jinping, Wen Jiabao and Li Keqiang have ordered all-out efforts to rescue victims of the

350 schools suspend classes after landslide kills 19 in Yunnan

Emergency workers clean up a landslide site in Yiliang county, Yunnan province, on Saturday. Following a series of earthquakes across the county last month, a landslide struck Yiliang on Thursday, killing 19 people including 18 schoolchildren.   The 350 schools in the county where 18 elementary students and an adult were killed in a landslide last week have been ordered to suspend classes and undergo safety checks. A team of 30 officials from the education bureau and still more from the land and resources department in Yiliang county, Yunnan province, has been