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After days of torrential rains, nearly 300 million cubic feet of rock and soil ? equivalent to some 3,000 Olympic-sized pools ?covered the village and a hotel in the worst landslide to hit the region since 2008.
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15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village
By Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - Fifteen people were killed in a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday and about 100 were believed to be still buried in the debris and feared dead, state media said. The landslide swept over more than 60 homes as dawn broke in Xinmo, a remote village in north Sichuan province. Rubble slid 800 meters (half a mile) down a steep slope to block a 2 km stretch of river and 1.6 km of road, official state news agency Xinhua said.
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