Four Killed, 1 Injured in Landslide in China's Shanxi Province, Reports Say

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China Ambulance - Sputnik International, 1920, 06.10.2021
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BEIJING (Sputnik) - Four traffic police officers died as a result of a landslide in China's Shanxi province, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Wednesday.
Heavy downpours in northern China caused a landslide in Pu County in Shanxi Province, which resulted in five people buried under the rubble. The landslide occurred on Tuesday at around 11:00 p.m. local time (15:00 GMT).
According to the CCTV, during the rescue operation, which lasted all night, all the people were recovered from the rubble. Four of the five persons died.
The victims were on-duty traffic police officers.
A day after the incident, the provincial authorities raised a level of emergency response and shut down several sites, in particular, coal mines.
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