President Xi calls for 'all-out' rescue efforts in Sichuan landslide
By Liu Hui

2017-06-24 12:25 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday said rescue workers should do all they can to reach people buried by a massive landslide in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.

Xi said local authorities should try to save as many as they can and minimize casualties.

The landslide struck Xinmo village of Diexi town in Maoxian County early on Saturday morning. Sichuan authorities said 141 people are missing and 46 farmers' houses were buried.

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