Avalanches and Landslides

9 bodies found after landslide buries scores in southwest China

9 bodies found after landslide buries scores in southwest China

Chinese crews recovered nine bodies and were still searching for 109 others Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

More than 2,500 rescuers with detection devices and dogs were looking for signs of life amid the rubble of massive boulders that descended on Xinmo village in Mao county early Saturday. The government lowered an earlier figure of 15 dead retrieved, which was initially reported in the state media.

Three people — a couple and their month-old infant — were the only ones rescued from the...

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