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Six dead in Chinese mudslide

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • "Mud-rock flow" was triggered by rains Saturday
  • 18 are still missing, authorities said; 530 evacuated

(CNN) -- Local authorities said Tuesday that a "mud-rock flow" killed six people and left 18 missing in a village in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, according to the state-run news agency Xinhua.

About 30 people in Qiaoergou Village were buried Saturday by fast-moving mud and rocks triggered by rain, a Communist Party of China county official told the news agency. Rescuers were able to evacuate about 530 villagers and save five people who were injured.