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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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