Saturday, January 19, 2008

Landslide - China (Tianjin) JAN

TIANJIN, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers have found the bodies of seven people buried by a landslide at a quarry in north China's Tianjin city, but four others are still missing, the city government said Saturday,

The landslide occurred at around 9:20 a.m. on January 13 at the Baijian Township in Jixian County. Eleven persons were buried in the accident.

Rescuers had saved one from the debris. And the injured was rushed to a nearby hospital.

Rescuers are still working to locate the buried and cranes would be used to remove the huge rocks fallen in the large-scale landslide.

The county government has closed 59 quarries after the accident. - Source

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