Landslide in Yemen kills at least 30 people

December 30, 2005 02:02


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Rescue workers heard moans and cries for help from under the rubble Thursday as they searched on Thursday for dozens of Yemeni villagers believed buried by an avalanche that killed at least 30 people. Up to 100 people may still be buried under the ruins of the northern mountain village of Dhafeer after the overnight landslide, said Ahmad al-Maqdishi, a security official involved in the rescue effort. The avalanche hit late Wednesday while most residents were still in bed, sending boulders the size of trucks crashing down, destroying about 30 homes. Police said 30 bodies have been found so far.

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