18 Students Confirmed Dead in China Landslide

Children were making up days missed due to earthquake
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2012 3:34 AM CDT
Rescue workers dig for children buried by a landslide in Yiliang county in southwest China's Yunnan province.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – There were no survivors from a landslide that buried 18 children inside an elementary school in southwest China yesterday, authorities have confirmed. Rescuers recovered the last child's body from the school in Yunnan province early this morning, reports the AP. One adult is still missing. Yesterday was a holiday in China but the children were at the school temporarily to make up for days missed during an earthquake that damaged their previous school last month. (Read more China stories.)

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