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35 workers missing after China landslide

[BEIJING] Rescuers on Sunday were struggling to find 35 construction workers buried by a landslide in eastern China, state media said.

Seven people were also injured when the landslide struck a temporary shelter used by workers building a power plant in east China's Fujian province, the official Xinhua news agency said.

It occurred during heavy rain early in the morning in Taining County, where rescuers were struggling to find the workers, it added.

No deaths were confirmed. Xinhua said China's President Xi Jinping had urged "maximum efforts" to rescue the workers.

Deadly landslides are common in China. A landslide in December in the southern commercial hub of Shenzhen, which was caused by the improper storage of waste, killed at least 58 people, with around 25 still believed to be unaccounted for.

AFP