Landslide in China kills 46

Jan. 12, 2013 at 10:26 AM

ZHENXIONG, China, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The death toll from a landslide in southwest China rose to 46 as the bodies from the last two people missing were found Saturday, officials said.

The landslide occurred in the mountainous Yunnan province Friday morning, China's official Xinhua news agency reported.

Local civil affairs bureau officials said 46 people -- 27 adults and 19 children -- were buried in the landslide.

More than 1,000 rescue workers participated in rescue and disaster relief efforts, Xinhua said.

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