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17 killed, six missing in heavy landslides in China

At least 17 people were killed and six others were reported missing after heavy landslides hit China's southwestern Sichuan Province today. Landslides triggered by heavy rains hit at around 1.25 am crushing work sheds at a construction site in Pengta Town, Kangding County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture,according to the prefecture's public emergency command center.

world Updated: Jun 15, 2010 15:31 IST

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At least 17 people were killed and six others were reported missing after heavy landslides hit China's southwestern Sichuan Province on Tuesday.

Landslides triggered by heavy rains hit at around 1.25 am crushing work sheds at a construction site in Pengta Town, Kangding County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture,according to the prefecture's public emergency command center.

While 17 persons are dead six are still missing, Xinhua news agency reported.

Seven people were also injured in the accident, among whom three were severely wounded. The rescue work is still underway in the landslide-hit region.

First Published: Jun 15, 2010 14:27 IST

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