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Landslide Buries 18 Schoolchildren In China
Eighteen primary school pupils have been buried in a landslide in the Yunnan province of China.
Youfang Elementary School and two farm houses were destroyed by the landslide in the village of Zhenhe in Yilang county.
The village was hit by two 5.6-magnitude earthquakes on September 7 - with the loss of 81 lives.
A statement on the Yiliang government website said it was unclear whether any of the pupils had survived the crush.
Another person - in one of the farm houses - is also trapped, it is believed.
Officials said rescuers had arrived at the site and residents had been moved from the area.
Rain has lashed the region of mountains and sheer valleys recently, though the cause of the landslide is not yet known.
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