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Landslide kills eight, injures five
Latest Updated by 2006-08-02 11:16:02

Eight people were confirmed dead and five injured in a landslide on Monday in Dapu County, south China's Guangdong Province, officials said Tuesday.

Dapu county government officials said the landslide occurred at around 8:00 p.m. when a huge block of mud, about 150 meters long, 80 meters wide and 10 meters thick, broke off a hill, falling through a brook, across a road and fields, destroying a 100-year old house in a village 400 meters from the foot of the mountain.

Thirteen people were buried in the house and emergency workers rushed to dig them out.

By 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, five people had been rescued and eight confirmed dead. Four of the five survivors are still receiving medical treatment in hospital.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.

Editor: Yan

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