China Landslide Kills 34, Traps Hundreds

Rescuers search for survivors after mud sweeps through Shanxi valley
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2008 5:54 AM CDT
A man looks at the aftermath of a mud slide triggered by heavy rain in Xiangfen county in north China's Shanxi province Monday, Sept. 8, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Rescuers are frantically searching through rubble for survivors of a landslide in northern China that killed at least 34 people, the AP reports. Hundreds are feared missing after a reservoir of mining waste collapsed in the northern province of Shanxi, sending a wall of thick sludge sweeping through a valley and burying buildings. The mine owner and eight others have been detained.