Landslide collapses 35 houses in SW China

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People are evacuated after a landslide collapsed 35 residential houses in mountainous Zhenxiong county in Southwest China's Yunnan province on Thursday.

A large-scale landslide has collapsed 35 residential houses in mountainous Zhenxiong county in southwest China's Yunnan province, local authorities said Thursday.

Starting Monday, the gradually deteriorating landslide has affected the life of 712 villagers in Zhongtun township, according to the Zhenxiong county government.

The landslide also damaged 928 houses in the county.

As of Thursday, no casualties have been reported, and the county government has implemented a geological disaster emergency response to the landslide.

The local government has sent professional rescuers to the sites and assisted the affected villagers to remove to safe areas.

On January 11, a landslide killed 46 people in Zhenxiong county, which is about 550 km northeast of the provincial capital of Kunming.

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