8 missing in southwest China landslide

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Rescuers search for missing people after a landslide at Suwonong village, Purworejo, Central Java, Indonesia, on Feb. 6, 2016. Five bodies have been recovered and two other persons are still missing after a landslide hit Purworejo district of Central Java on Friday, rescuers said here Saturday. (Xinhua/Zain Firmansyah)

At least one was injured, and eight others went missing in a rain-triggered landslide in the city of Ya’an, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, early Friday, according to the municipal emergency management bureau.

The landslide, with a total volume of about 800,000 cubic meters, hit Zhonghai Village, Hanyuan County at about 3:50 a.m. Friday, causing traffic disruption on a provincial highway.

Police, firefighters and emergency response forces have rushed to the scene and rescue work is under way.

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