Sanming China landslide
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Photo taken by a mobile phone shows the landslide site in Taining County of Sanming City, southeast China's Fujian Province, May 8, 2016. Thirty-five people got lost after a landslide hit a construction site in Taining Sunday morning.
Thirty-five people were missing after a landslide hit southeast China's Fujian province Sunday morning, sources with authorities in Sanming City said.

A rescue is underway.

The landslide occurred at about 5 a.m. in Taining county, where about 100,000 cubic meters of mud and rocks flowed downhill, burying the construction site of a hydropower station and its office building.

The local tourism administration ordered all scenic spots to suspend business starting at 8 a.m.. The mountainous county boasts rich scenic lakes and canyons.

The landslide was triggered by heavy downpours that lashed down 191.6 millimeters of rainwater in 24 hours from Saturday.

Source: Xinhua