Hundreds of rescuers struggled in treacherous conditions Tuesday to pull out 107 people buried in a landslide in southwest China, but said there was only a "slim" chance of finding survivors.
Around 600 rescuers were searching through the mud and debris for signs of life in Dazhai village in Guizhou province after the landslide Monday, local government spokeswoman Pi Yingfang told, according to AFP.
Homes were buried when the landslide struck the village of Dazhai in Guizhou province on Monday afternoon after days of torrential rains. An official interviewed by state broadcaster CCTV said nearly half a hill had collapsed.
Makeshift tents were set up as first aid stations and soldiers carrying villagers waded through water and mud as they evacuated more than 360 residents since Monday, CCTV showed.
Light rain on Tuesday morning hindered rescue efforts, threatening to wash more mud down the slopes, but began to subside later in the day, The Associated Press reports.
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