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Over 100 people feared buried in southwest China landslide

The landslide that hit Xinmo village of Mao county on Saturday,Courtesy:HT

Mao County China: Around 100 people from 40 homes are feared buried by a landslide that crashed into their homes, said the government in Mao County of China.

The landslide happened when a mountain fell onto the village of Xinmo at about 6 a.m., burying some 40 homes, the government of Mao county in Sichuan province said. The landslide blocked a 2 kilometer (1.24 mile)-section of a river, report HT.

Search and rescue efforts were underway. State broadcaster CCTV said more than 400 rescuers, including police, are involved.

Photos were posted by govt. which shows the heap of rubble and large rocks and emergency rescuer helping a woman by the road.