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6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China

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BEIJING (AP) -- Six people died and 21 remained missing Thursday after a landslide hit a village in southwestern China, according to Chinese state media.

The official Xinhua News Agency reported that 77 houses collapsed or were buried in the Wednesday night landslide in the village of Yingping in Guizhou province. Xinhua said another 21 people were injured in the landslide.

State television network CCTV said a small reservoir was breached during the landslide, and the flooding caused further damage to the village. The channel showed dozens of rescuers combing a wide site covered in dried mud.

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