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Landslide killed 36 in China

The death toll in a landslide occurred on Tuesday which buried a village in southwest China rose to 36, with 25 people are still missing days after the disaster struck.

40 people have been rescued from the site in Shuicheng county, Guizhou province, according to the local emergency rescue command.

A thick torrent of mud buried 21 houses in the landslide on Tuesday.

A local school had been set up as an emergency medical and rescue center, with multiple rescue teams and experts still searching for those missing.

The government has earmarked 30 million yuan ($4.35 million) for search and rescue efforts in the province, as well as the relocation of victims.

Landslides are a frequent danger in rural and mountainous parts of China.In August 2017 at least 30 people were killed in two separate landslides in the same rural province of Guizhou.

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