Land­slide kills 35 in China au­ton­o­mous re­gion

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At least 35 peo­ple died in a land­slide in north­west China’s Xin­jiang Uygur Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion early on Wed­nes­day, lo­cal au­thor­i­ties con­firmed Thurs­day. The rain-trig­gered land­slide struck a moun­tain vil­lage in Yecheng County of Kash­gar Pre­fec­ture not long af­ter mid­night bury­ing houses and their oc­cu­pants. By Thurs­day night, the death toll was con­firmed at 35. The res­cue op­er­a­tion is still un­der­way. The vil­lage, deep of Kun­lun Moun­tains, is about 170 km from the county seat. Heavy rain has dam­aged lo­cal roads and com­pli­cated the res­cue ef­forts. Kash­gar is 1,500 km south­west of the re­gional cap­i­tal of Urumqi.

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