11 miners confirmed dead in SW China landslide

Updated: 2014-09-04 06:48


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CHONGQING - All 11 miners buried in a rainstorm-triggered landslide are confirmed dead as the last body was retrieved on Wednesday night, said the rescue headquarters.

The last body of the 11 workers of a mine in Yunyang county, Chongqing municipality, was found at 9:12 pm. They were moving from their dormitories to a safe area early Monday when the landslide took place.

Rainstorms pounded the county on Sunday and Monday, with a precipitation of more than 300mm in some townships. The bad weather has left 27 dead and five missing in Yunyang.