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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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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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