Landslide buries 47 people in southwestern China


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BEIJING — A landslide early Monday in southwestern China’s mountainous Yunnan province buried 47 people, killing at least two, and forced the evacuation of 200 more amid freezing temperatures and falling snow. The disaster struck just before 6 a.m. local time (5 p.m. Sunday ET) in the village of Liangshui in the northeastern part of Yunnan province. Rescue efforts were underway to find victims buried in 18 separate houses, the Zhenxiong county publicity department said. Two bodies were pulled from the rubble, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The cause of the landslide was not immediately known as survivors and rescuers...