China landslide death toll climbs to 22: Xinhua

May 9, 2016 8:48 AM

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BEIJING The death toll in a landslide in China's southeastern Fujian province has risen to 22, with 17 people still missing, state media said on Monday.

The landslide, triggered on Sunday by heavy rain, hit a hydroelectric power station that was under construction in Fujian's Taining County. President Xi Jinping had demanded that local officials step up rescue efforts.

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