Fri, August 14, 2009
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Death toll in Zhejiang landslide rises to 11

2009-08-14 09:28:18 GMT2009-08-14 17:28:18 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The rescuers carry the body of a victim at the site of a landslide in Lin'an City of east China's Zhejiang Province, Aug. 14, 2009. Eleven bodies were recovered and two injured people were rescued from the rubble of the rainstorm-triggered landslide here, the local government said Friday afternoon. The landslide occurred at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Qingliangfeng town after two hours of downpour with a precipitation of 88 mm. It buried a three-storey residential building with 13 people inside. (Xinhua/Bao Dunyuan)

The rescuers take away a corpse found as searching for survivors at the site of a landslide in Lin'an City of east China's Zhejiang Province, Aug. 14, 2009. Eleven bodies were recovered and two injured people were rescued from the rubble of the rainstorm-triggered landslide here, the local government said Friday afternoon. The landslide occurred at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Qingliangfeng town after two hours of downpour with a precipitation of 88 mm. It buried a three-storey residential building with 13 people inside. (Xinhua/Bao Dunyuan)

The body of a victim is recovered at the site of a landslide in Lin'an City of east China's Zhejiang Province, Aug. 14, 2009. Eleven bodies were recovered and two injured people were rescued from the rubble of the rainstorm-triggered landslide here, the local government said Friday afternoon. The landslide occurred at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Qingliangfeng town after two hours of downpour with a precipitation of 88 mm. It buried a three-storey residential building with 13 people inside. (Xinhua/Bao Dunyuan)

An excavator works at the site of the landslide in Lin'an City of east China's Zhejiang Province, August 14, 2009. Five people are dead and four are missing after rainstorms triggered a landslide in Zhejiang Province early Friday, the local government said in a press release. The landslide buried a three-storey house, trapping at least 11 people shortly after midnight in the mountainous Lin'an City. (Xinhua/Huang Shengang)

HANGZHOU, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Eleven bodies were recovered and two injured people were rescued from the rubble of a rainstorm-triggered landslide in east China's Zhejiang province, the local government said Friday afternoon.

Rescue work was completed at around 3:00 p.m. Friday in Lin'an city which is administered by Hangzhou, the provincial capital, according to the local government.

The landslide occurred at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Qingliangfeng town after two hours of downpour with a precipitation of 88 mm. It buried a three-storey residential building with 13 people inside.

The two injured, with one of them seriously wounded, have been hospitalized.

A team of six experts is investigating the accident.

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