Body found in China landslide search

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A body has been recovered by search teams looking for more than 70 people still missing after a massive landslide in southern China. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Body found in China landslide search

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Rescuers pulled one body from a mountain of rubble on early morning Tuesday (December 22), with 76 still missing after working through the night with drones and heavy machinery since a giant flow of mud and construction waste engulfed buildings in southern China.

The body recovered from the sea of mud and debris early on Tuesday was the first confirmed casualty since the landslide swallowed 33 buildings in the Hengtaiyu industrial park in the southern boomtown of Shenzhen on Sunday (December 20), the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Rescue workers scoured through the 380,000 sq m (94 acres) site, using heavy diggers to reach possible survivors trapped under mud up to 10 metres (33 feet) deep.

The vice mayor told media that 76 people were still missing.

A report carried on the China defence ministry’s website said police and military forces were in a “race against time” and were using drones to map out the scene and life-detecting probes to find possible signs of survivors.

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