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China landslide death toll rises to at least 12

State media say the death toll in a landslide that swamped a makeshift dormitory at a quarry in southern China has risen to 12 with 10 others presumed dead.

world Updated: May 11, 2011 07:30 IST

State media say the death toll in a landslide that swamped a makeshift dormitory at a quarry in southern China has risen to 12 with 10 others presumed dead.

Xinhua News Agency said on Tuesday that rescuers were still searching for the 10 missing but there were no signs of life after the landslide a day earlier in Luojiang village near the resort city of Guilin.

Xinhua said the dormitory was buried in sludge the length of a football field.

Heavy rains hit the region over the weekend, roughly 1,080 miles (1,750 kilometers) south of Beijing amid steep hills and thick jungle bordering Vietnam.