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Fourteen killed in China landslide

Update : 05 Jun 2023, 06:01

Fourteen people were killed and five are missing following a landslide in southwestern China's Sichuan province on Sunday, the local government said.

The landslide "took place high on a mountain" at 6am at a state-owned forestry station in Jinkouhe, near the city of Leshan, the local government said in an online statement.

"As of 3.30pm, the remains of 14 victims have been recovered, while five people remain missing," the statement said.

Authorities sent over 180 people and more than a dozen pieces of rescue and recovery equipment to the site, according to the statement.

"Search and rescue work is urgently underway," it said.

The site is in a mountainous region about 240km from the provincial capital of Chengdu.

Remote and densely forested, the area is prone to natural disasters including landslides and earthquakes. 

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