China landslide topples school, buries 18 students
By AP - BEIJING
04th October 2012 11:18 AM
A landslide in southwestern China has toppled an elementary school building and buried 18 students and another person.
The Chinese government said the landslide struck a village in Yiliang county in Yunnan province on Thursday morning.
A statement on the Yiliang government website says the landslide caused a school to collapse and that 18 students were believed to have been in the building. Another person was trapped when a few houses were toppled.
A county foreign affairs office staffer says the village is a three-hour drive from the county seat and that rescuers have arrived at the site.
The statement says nearby residents have been moved from the area.
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