Landslide In China Buries Brick Factory

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- A landslide in northern China buried a brick factory, killing 19 workers, local officials said Saturday.

Rescuers found the workers' bodies at the site of a landslide that hit Friday morning near Luliang town, said a staffer at the Shanxi provincial government who refused to give his name as is customary.

The landslide occurred on a mountain in Shang'an village, engulfing the nearby factory, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.

One worker was rescued Friday but the search effort was suspended overnight because of fears of a second landslide in the area.

More than 300 people and 20 earth-moving machines were used in the rescue effort at the factory, Xinhua said.

A staffer surnamed Liu with Luliang's city government said rescuers were investigating the cause of the landslide.

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