Xinhua: Landslide in northern China kills 26

BEIJING (AP) -- The Xinhua News Agency says at least 26 people are dead after a landslide in northern China.

The agency said the flow of mud and rocks in Shanxi province was triggered by rain and caused the collapse of a mine warehouse.

Xinhua cited the provincial work safety bureau as saying that one person was injured and several others were trapped, although a specific figure was not immediately available. It was not know how many of the victims were inside the warehouse at the time of the landslide Monday.

Xinhua reported the accident happened about 8 a.m. in Xiangfen county of Linfen city, which was soaked by heavy rains.

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