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China: Scores Missing After Landslide Buries Industrial Park Buildings

Landslide also ruptured national gas pipeline, causing explosion

A landslide struck the city of Shenzhen, China Sunday, toppling buildings and leaving dozens of people missing. (Photo: ChinaTopix/AP)

Scores of people were missing Sunday after a landslide occurred in an industrial park in southern China that buried dozens of buildings, sparked an explosion from a ruptured national gas pipeline, and forced the evacuation of roughly 900 people.

"I saw red earth and mud running towards the company building," Xinhua quotes one local worker as saying.

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Official reports from the government-controlled media left out the cause of the landslide in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, the New York Times reports.

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