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10:26 Jun 24 2009

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Death toll rises to 10 in SW China mountain landslide
10:26, June 24, 2009  

The death toll from a landslide in a Tibetan county in China's Sichuan Province has risen to 10, with one missing person confirmed dead, a prefectural government official said Tuesday.

The official said all bodies had been found.

Workers were shoring up a mountainous area Monday afternoon when a landslide buried them.

Eleven people were buried, the official said. Only one was rescued and has been hospitalized.

The collapse occurred at about 3:10 p.m. in Dege County in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze when staff of the No. 915 Geological Team of Meishan City, Sichuan, were at work.

The investigation into the cause of the landslide is under way.

Source: Xinhua

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