LANDSLIDE KILLS 9

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(0918 CR M03) LANDSLIDE KILLS 9DATELINE: Sept.18, 2011LENGTH: 00:01:00VOA rain-triggered landslide has hit a mountain-side brickyard in northwest China, leaving at least nine workers dead and several others missing.The accident happened on Saturday in a suburban district of Xi'an City, the capital of Shaanxi Province.A villager nearby said people in the workshop and the dormitory who were unable to escape were buried.The brickyard's chimney was also toppled by the landslide. More than 700 police, firefighters, and local residents have joined the rescue. Dozens of excavators and ambulances were also mobilized.But the persistent rain has made the rescue effort difficult.Torrential rains have been pounding nearly 60 counties in Shaanxi since September 4, triggering mountain torrents and landslides.More than 47,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes.The local disaster relief agency warned that more rains are expected to hit the province through Monday, urging government department Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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