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18 Chinese students buried in landslide

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

The incident happened around 8 a.m. in the village of Zhenhe, located in Yiliang county, reported Xinhua.

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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