2 killed, 10 missing in central China landslide

Published On: January 21, 2017 12:37 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, Jan 21: At least two people have been killed and 10 others are missing after a hotel in central China was buried in a landslide.

The government of Nanzhang county in Hunan province says crews are working to dig out those trapped in the Mirage Hotel that was struck by the disaster around 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Three people have been rescued and are recovering in a hospital.

The official Xinhua News Agency said 3,000 cubic meters (106,000 cubic feet) of debris tumbled down a slope behind the three-story hotel. It says the cause of the collapse is under investigation.

Xinhua says rescuers pulled five survivors from the debris, two of whom died in hospital.


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