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Landslide buries 35 builders in southeast China

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BEIJING — A landslide in southeast China on Sunday buried around 35 builders at the construction site of a hydropower project, and rescuers later pulled out five people alive, officials and state-run media reported.

Rocks and mud with a volume of 100,000 cubic meters (3.5 million cubic feet) buried an office building and the workers’ living area at the site in mountainous Taining county in Fujian province around 5 a.m. Sunday, according to a website run by the country’s Communist Party’s publicity department.

An initial count suggested 35 people were missing, the report said.

China’s state broadcaster, CCTV, later reported that five workers were rescued alive, but said their conditions were unknown.

An official at the department said by phone that the cause of the landslide was still unclear, but that the area had seen rainfall in the past few days.

The Taining county official, who only gave his surname of Wei, said firefighters and police were attempting to reach the buried, who were working on a hydropower project.

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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21

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BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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