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Landslide kills six in China

At least six people have been killed and a critical bridge destroyed after a landslide in the Chinese province of Sichuan last Thursday

The Chediguan bridge over the Minjiang river is a major link to areas where reconstruction work is being carried out after last year’s earthquake.

Falling rocks dislodged by heavy rain smashed into the bridge in Wenchuan county, sending at least seven vehicles including a minibus into the river.

Wenchuan was the epicentre of the earthquake last May in which more than 85,000 people lost their lives

The mud and rock slide triggered by heavy rains buried the encampment of a road construction crew.

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