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At least 3 killed in landslide

July 25, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A landslide in China's southwest killed at least three people and damaged a bridge that is a key link for reconstruction in areas hit by a devastating earthquake last year, a state news agency said.

The landslide triggered by heavy rains sent boulders crashing down on the bridge and swept seven vehicles into the Min River near Wenchuan in mountainous Sichuan province, the New China News Agency reported. Wenchuan was the epicenter of the May 12, 2008, quake that left some 87,000 people dead or missing.

The Chediguan bridge is a transportation link for reconstruction work in Wenchuan, the news agency said.

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