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China’s Shenzhen swallowed by massive landslide

The landslide collapsed and buried buildings at and around an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Sunday authorities reported.

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At least 91 people were missing Monday, a day after a massive landslide buried dozens of buildings when it swept through an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The official Xinhua news Agency said the landslide buried 33 buildings in the industrial park in Shenzhen, a major manufacturing center in Guangdong province across the border from Hong Kong.The official Xinhua news Agency said the landslide buried 33 buildings in the industrial park in Shenzhen, a major manufacturing center in Guangdong province across the border from Hong Kong. (Chinatopix via AP)

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As of Monday morning, 59 men and 32 women were missing in the landslide, Xinhua reported. (Chinatopix via AP)

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Li Yikang, the deputy secretary general of the Shenzhen city government, said that more than 900 people had been evacuated. He said that nearly 1,500 people were involved in rescue efforts. (Color China Photo via AP)

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Shenzhen’s public security bureau posted a notice online Monday saying that at least 59 people were missing. No deaths were reported. (Color China Photo via AP)

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An area of more than 60,000 square meters was covered with up to 6 meters of mud, according to geological experts at the site. (Color China Photo via AP)

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There was reportedly a residential area next to the industrial zone, and the buildings buried included two workers’ dormitories. (Color China Photo via AP)

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The deputy chief of Shenzhen’s public security bureau, said that most people had been moved to safety before the landslide hit. (Chinatopix via AP)

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The Beijing Youth Daily, citing a local resident, reported that the soil that slid down onto the area had been piled up against a 100-meter-high hill after being dug up in the past two years in construction work. (Chinatopix via AP)

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