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Death toll rises to 38 in China landslide, 13 still missing

Posted at 12:26 AM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 03:26:58-04

BEIJING (AP) — Search and rescue workers have found 38 bodies from a landslide that struck a village in China last week, with 13 other people still unaccounted for.

State broadcaster CCTV said Monday that the search operation was continuing.

The landslide buried 21 houses last Tuesday night in Shuicheng county in Guizhou province. Eleven people were rescued and treated at a hospital. Searchers have been using excavators to dig through the damaged area.

Another landslide earlier the same day left one dead and six missing at a highway construction site about 90 kilometers (55 miles) north in Guizhou province’s Hezhang county.

Heavy seasonal rains have been battering southern China and caused extensive flooding and landslides.