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Number of China landslide missing raised to 91

Drone footage shows the devastation caused after a landslide in southern China where 91 people are reported missing.

The number is a sharp increase from earlier reports of the disaster, which saw a a huge mound of construction waste collapse and bury 33 buildings in Shenzhen in China's Guangdong province.

Buildings destroyed include 14 factories, two offices and three dormitories.

Premier Li Keqiang ordered an official investigation into the disaster at the Hengtaiyu industrial park.

The landslide was caused by the build-up of waste construction mud in the vicinity, the Ministry of Land and Resources said in a post on its official Weibo account.


Search for 'at least 27 missing' after China landslide

At least 27 people are missing after a landslide hit the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in Guangdong province, burying 22 buildings.

Rescuers search for survivors after the landslide felled multiple buildings. Credit: Reuters

Hundreds of rescuers workers have been searching for survivors among the debris.

Four people have been rescued with three sustaining minor injuries, Xinhua news agency reported.

A firefighter uses a flashlight to search for survivors among the debris Credit: Reuters
Firefighters look on as smoke rises in front of a damaged building at the site of a landslid Credit: Reuters

A nearby section of China's major West-East natural gas pipeline also exploded, the official China Central Television (CCTV) broadcaster said.


21 coal miners killed and one missing after fire breaks out

Twenty-one coal miners have been killed and one man is missing after a fire ripped through pits in north-east China.

The blaze broke out at a coal mine in China Credit: CCTV

The fire at the Xinghua Mine in Jixi, Heilongjiang Province, was brought under control overnight.

A total of 38 workers were in the coal mine when the blaze broke out, 16 of whom managed to escape.

The bodies have been removed and searches continue for the one still missing.

Sixteen of the workers managed to escape Credit: CCTV
The fire is now under control Credit: CCTV

Chinese and Taiwan presidents set for historic meeting

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (left) will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) on Saturday Credit: Reuters

Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore on Saturday, Chinese state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday.

Xinhua did not elaborate on the meeting, the first between the two sides since the Chinese civil war ended in 1949.

Taiwan's government had earlier announced the meeting, saying the leaders would discuss cross-strait issues.

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