18 Chinese students buried in landslide

Oct 04, 2012, 13:16 IST | Agencies

A landslide that occurred in China's Yunnan province killed 18 students today.

As many as 18 students were buried today in a landslide that slammed into a primary school in southwest China's Yunnan province, authorities said.

The incident happened around 8 am in the village of Zhenhe, located in Yiliang county, reports said.

The landslide engulfed a primary school building, trapping 18 students, said authorities.

Two houses near the school were also hit by the landslide, with one villager being buried. A family of three managed to escape.

On Sep 7, multiple earthquakes struck Yiliang county and its neighboring areas in Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, killing 81 people and injuring 800.  

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