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Landslide in China kills 18 children

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A picture made available on October 5, 2012 shows rescuers digging for the children buried by a landslide in Yiliang county in southwest China's Yunnan province on October 4.

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This picture taken on October 4, 2012 shows rescuers searching for victims after a landslide, triggered by sustained rains, buried a school and three farmhouses in Yiliang, southwest China's Yunnan province. All 18 school children who were buried when a landslide engulfed their primary school in remote and mountainous southwestern China have died, state media reported on October 5.

A landslide that hit a primary school in southwestern China on Thursday claimed the lives of 18 children, the BBC reported. The slide hit the Tiantou Primay school in Yunnan province at around 8 a.m. local time, a BBC report said. At least one adult was still unaccounted for. The area was hit by back-to-back earthquakes in September. Read the BBC story here

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This picture taken on October 4, 2012 shows rescuers searching for victims after a landslide, triggered by sustained rains, buried a school and three farmhouses in Yiliang, southwest China's Yunnan province.

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