LANDSLIDE DEATH TOLL RISES

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(0920 CR M04)LANDSLIDE DEATH TOLL RISESDATELINE: Sept. 20, 2011LENGTH: 00:01:09VOSOTMeanwhile, the death toll has climbed to 17 in a rain-triggered landslide in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.The landslide has buried several workshops in the province.A total of 15 people remain missing.The landslide occurred at around 2 p.m. Saturday when rock and mud were unleashed down a mountain in a suburban district of capital city Xi'an.It buried a brick factory and destroyed part of a nearby ceramics plant.SOUNDBITE (CHINESE) YANG DADONG, SURVIVOR:"I heard a big bang from the rear door so I began to run away. But the house started to collapse and I didn't have enough time to escape. I was injured by the collapsing roof of the house."The rescuers are still searching for the missing.Besides, about 71,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in Shaanxi amid the worst flood in 50 years to hit the usually arid province.The rain-triggered flood has affected 240,000 people in Hanbin Distri Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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