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Dozens missing after deadly landslides in China

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Two landslides in southwestern China have killed at least 11 people and a rescue operation is under way for 34 who are missing.

At least 11 people have died in two landslides in southwestern China and a rescue operation is under way for 34 missing people, authorities say.

State broadcaster CCTV said a landslide on Tuesday night buried 21 houses and caused at least 11 deaths in Guizhou province's Shuicheng county.

An excavator digs in debris of a landslide.
An excavator digs in debris of a landslide.
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Eleven people have been rescued while another 34 remain missing.

More than 500 rescuers are searching the area.

Chinese rescuers search for victims and survivors after the landslide.
Chinese rescuers search for victims and survivors after the landslide.
AAP

An earlier landslide hit a village in Hezhang county in Guizhou on Tuesday afternoon, leaving one dead and six missing.

The official Xinhua News Agency has reported the landslide occurred at a construction site.

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