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Landslide in China buries brick factory

China's official news agency says a landslide in northern China has buried a brick factory, killing at least 19 workers.
/ Source: The Associated Press

A landslide in northern China buried a brick factory, killing 19 workers, local officials said Saturday.

Rescue workers found the workers' bodies at the site of a landslide that hit Friday morning near Luliang town, said a staffer at the Shanxi provincial government who refused to give his name as is customary.

The landslide occurred at 10:20 a.m. Friday on a mountain in Shang'an village, engulfing the nearby factory, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.

One worker was rescued Friday but the search effort was suspended overnight because of fears of a second landslide in the area.

More than 300 people and 20 earth-moving machines were used in the rescue effort at the site of the engulfed factory, Xinhua said.

A staffer surnamed Liu with Luliang's city government said rescuers were trying to investigate the cause of the landslide.