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14 killed in landslide in China’s Guizhou

Rescuers work at the site of a landslide in Bijie, southwest China's Guizhou province, Jan 4, 2022. (YANG WENBIN/ XINHUA)

GUIYANG – The death toll from a landslide that hit Bijie city, southwest China's Guizhou province, on Monday has climbed to 14, local authorities said Tuesday.

The landslide took place at a construction site at around 7 pm on Monday, according to the municipal government of Bijie.

Rescuers work at the site of a landslide in Bijie, southwest China's Guizhou province, Jan 4, 2022. (YANG WENBIN/ XINHUA)

As of 2:05 pm Tuesday, a total of 17 people had been found, of whom 14 were confirmed dead while three others are undergoing treatment in the hospital. The three injured are in stable condition, according to the municipal government.

Rescue work has been completed and the cause of the accident is still under investigation.