Landslide buries seven in northern Vietnam

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Seven people were reported missing when a landslide occurred in the northern province of Yen Bai Sunday, according to a local official.

 

The incident happened in Che Cu Nha Commune of Mu Cang Chai District on a day with no rain, Vu Tien Duc, Deputy Secretary of Mu Cang Chai's Party Unit, said Sunday.

 

It buried seven locals aged between seven and 40-years-old who were harvesting corn at the time, according to Duc.

 

The landslide was probably caused by rain water that had accumulated over the past few days, he added.

 

Rescue efforts are now underway.

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