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12 killed in China landslide

world Updated: Sep 04, 2010 08:09 IST

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At least 12 people have been killed and 36 are still missing after mudslides hit a village in southwest China's Yunnan province, authorities said on Thursday.

Rescuers had saved 23 people by 9:30 pm on Thursday from the rubble of homes in Hedong village of Longyang district in Baoshan city, officials said.

The accident happened at about 10:20 pm on Wednesday, trapping 71 people from 21 families, Xinhua reported.

More than 1,000 people have participated in the rescue operation and over 120 medical workers are treating the injured.