Landslide buries nine villagers in NW China

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-30 15:17:50|Editor: Xiang Bo


Rescuers work at the accident site after a landslide hit Sirouqian Village of Lajia Township in Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Aug. 30, 2017. Nine people were buried in the landslide which occurred early Wednesday morning. Rescuers have found one body and two injured. (Xinhua/Gazang Redan)

XINING, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- A landslide buried nine people in northwest China's Qinghai Province on Wednesday, according to local authorities.

Rescuers have found one body and two injured who have been sent to hospital. They continue to search for the other six.

The landslide occurred at around 4:30 a.m. in a village in Qinghai's Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture

More than 600 rescue workers are at the site. They have evacuated around 90 people from 17 farming households and about 1,200 cattle.

The landslide has also blocked a national highway and a river.

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