Deaths reported after landslide in Sichuan's Maoxin

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At least five people have been found dead and over 120 remain missing hours after a massive landslide buried a mountain village in southwest China. State media had earlier reported that 141 people may have been buried but did not explain why the figure had been revised downwards.

The landslide hit the village of Xinmo, in Maoxin county of Sichuan province, at about 6am local time on Saturday (22:00 GMT Friday), the agency reports said.

A couple and a baby were rescued and taken to hospital after 62 homes in Xinmo were destroyed by boulders when the side of a mountain collapsed, according to the Maoxin county government.

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