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58 bodies found in Shenzhen landslide


Shenzhen (China) – Local authorities said on Wednesday in Shenzhen, China, that 58 more bodies have been recovered from the Shenzhen landslide, 18 days after the accident.

The authorities said in a statement that the command headquarters of the clearing operation put the total number missing at 77.

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It said of the 58 bodies found, 52 have been identified as among the missing, while workers on the scene are trying to confirm the identity of the other six.

“Of 17 people hospitalised after the landslide, 10 have been discharged.’’

Meanwhile, police has confirmed the arrest of 11 people for their roles in the landslide.

Those arrested included a legal representative and a deputy general manager of a company that was in charge of the landfill, where a mountain of construction waste collapsed on Dec. 20, destroying 33 buildings in the Hengtaiyu industrial zone, Shenzhen city. (Xinhua/NAN)

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