20 killed, over 40 missing in China landslide

November 3rd, 2008 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS  

Kuming (China), Nov 2 (Xinhua) At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 missing after landslides and mud-rock flows hit southwest China’s Yunnan province, officials said Sunday. The disasters hit Chuxiong Yi autonomous prefecture, four counties and a district of the provincial capital Kunming early Sunday morning, the provincial civil affairs department said.

More than 1,000 houses collapsed or were damaged in the disasters.

Tents, quilts and clothes were being transported to the areas. The casualties and damages were also being assessed.

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