7 dead, 13 missing in north China landslide

Baku, March 16, AZERTAC

A house collapse triggered by a landslide in north China's Shanxi Province has caused seven deaths and left 13 people missing, local authorities said Saturday, Xinhua reported.

As of 2 p.m. Saturday, 16 people had been pulled out of the debris and sent to hospital, but three failed to respond to medical treatment while others were in stable condition. Four were found dead at the site.

The rescuers are searching for the missing people, with the help of rescue dogs and equipment, the local government said.

The accident occurred at around 6:10 p.m. Friday in the township of Zaoling in Linfen City, when a landslide toppled two residential buildings, a makeshift house and a public bathhouse.

The rescue team has increased to 710 people, including public security officers, armed police, emergency rescue and medical staff.

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