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At Least 15 Dead in China landslide

Beijing (August 29, 2017): The death toll after a landslide struck dozens of homes in rural southwestern China has climbed to 15, state television said Tuesday.

At least 15 people were killed and eight were injured in Monday´s disaster in a township in Bijie city in Guizhou province, according to a report from China Central Television (CCTV).

But the official Xinhua news agency put the number found dead higher at 17 people on Tuesday.

The search is continuing, local authorities have said, adding that rescuers were carrying out relief efforts for affected locals.

The local government has not provided an updated death toll.

In July, more than 60 people were killed by landslides and floods in the central province of Hunan. Some 1.6 million people were forced from their homes.