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Train hits landslide, derails in China, killing 19

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media now report that at least 19 people are dead after landslides caused a passenger train to derail today in eastern China.

More than 70 others are reported hurt.

The official news agency says the death toll rose as rescuers found more bodies in mangled and overturned cars.

China Central Television says heavy rains caused a landslide that buried railroad tracks, and the train derailed when it crashed into the huge mounds of dirt and debris.

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