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China landslide death toll rises to 24

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At least two dozen people have been killed in a landslide that buried homes in southwest China, with search teams looking for a further 24 people still missing.

The search has continued for more than two dozen people missing since a landslide buried homes in southwest China as the death toll rose to 24, state media say.

The landslide buried 21 houses Tuesday night in a village in the city of Liupanshui in Guizhou province, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

An excavator digs in debris of a landslide.
An excavator digs in debris of a landslide.
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State broadcaster CCTV said two women and three children were among the latest victims found. Eleven people have been rescued, and another 27 remain missing.

This general view shows the site of a landslide in Liupanshui in China's southwestern Guizhou province.
This general view shows the site of a landslide in Liupanshui in China's southwestern Guizhou province.
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Heavy seasonal rains have caused extensive flooding and landslides across much of southern China.

A separate landslide earlier Tuesday left one dead and six missing at a highway construction site about 90 kilometres north in Guizhou province's Hezhang county.

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