Two killed, 10 missing in landslide in China


Beijing: At least two persons have been killed and another 10 listed missing after a landslide hit a hotel in central China’s Hubei Province.

A total of 15 people were trapped in the Mirage Hotel in Nanzhang County at around 7:30 PM yesterday when around 3,000 cubic meters of debris slid down a slope behind the hotel, said the firefighter in charge of the rescue.

Rescuers have pulled five survivors from the debris, two of whom died in hospital, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

A three-storey building collapsed, trapping hotel workers and guests in the restaurant on the first floor.

Rescue work is continuing.