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At least 10 buried in landslide in central China

Around 1,000 square meters of floor space of the three-story resort collapsed. Many diners were inside the dining room of the resort when the disaster took place. Photograph: (Getty)

Nanchang, Jiangxi, China Jan 21, 2017, 03.26 AM (IST)

At least 14 people got trapped under rubble after a landslide buried part of a resort in Nanzhang County of central China's Hubei Province on Friday.

Rescuers pulled four people out of debris, and are still searching for the remaining 10 people.

One of the four rescued victims is a woman who is around five months in pregnancy. Rescuers freed the woman after 10 hours and said that she is in stable condition.

Around 1,000 square meters of floor space of the three-story resort collapsed in the landslide. Many diners were inside the dining room of the resort when the disaster took place.

Rescuers say they cannot use large machines on spots where there might be trapped people buried for fear of secondary damage to them.

Search of the trapped persons is still underway.

(Reuters)

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