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11 miners confirmed dead in SW China landslide

English.news.cn   2014-09-04 00:08:43

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Rescuers transfer the body of a victim after a rainstorm-triggered landslide hit Yongfa Coal Mine in Jiangkou Township of Yunyang County, southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, Sept. 3, 2014. All 11 miners buried in the landslide are confirmed dead as the last body was retrieved on Wednesday night. They were moving from their dormitories to a safe area early Monday when the landslide took place. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunhua)

CHONGQING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- All 11 miners buried in a rainstorm-triggered landslide are confirmed dead as the last body was retrieved on Wednesday night, said the rescue headquarters.

The last body of the 11 workers of a mine in Yunyang County, Chongqing Municipality, was found at 9:12 p.m. They were moving from their dormitories to a safe area early Monday when the landslide took place.

Rainstorms pounded the county on Sunday and Monday, with a precipitation of more than 300mm in some townships. The bad weather has left 27 dead and five missing in Yunyang.

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Editor: Yang Yi
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