China's Shenzhen hit by landslide, 22 missing -Xinhua

by Reuters
Sunday, 20 December 2015 10:51 GMT

A damaged vehicle is seen among the debris at the site of a landslide at an industrial park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

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Rescuers have evacuated more than 900 people from the site

BEIJING, Dec 20 (Reuters) - A landslide hit the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in Guangdong province on Sunday, burying 22 buildings and leaving 22 people missing, with hundreds of rescuers searching for survivors, state media reported.

The landslide struck Shenzhen's Liuxi Industrial Park in the city's northwestern Guangming New District in the morning, said the official Xinhua news agency, citing rescuers.

Four people have been rescued from the debris, with three sustaining minor injuries, it said.

As of 0900 GMT, rescuers had evacuated more than 900 people from the site, said Xinhua.

Xinhua had earlier said at least 41 people were missing, with seven people rescued and one suffering minor injuries.

(Reporting by Paul Carsten and Judy Hua; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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