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All 18 children confirmed dead in China landslide

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The bodies of all 18 schoolchildren buried in a landslide in China have been recovered, officials said Friday, as authorities defended returning them to school following recent deadly earthquakes. 

Rescuers are seen searching for victims after a landslide, triggered by sustained rains on October 4, buried a school and three farmhouses in Yiliang, southwest China's Yunnan province. The bodies of all 18 schoolchildren buried under a landslide in China have been recovered, officials said, as authorities defended returning them to school following recent deadly earthquakes.

The landslip, triggered by sustained rains, buried the school and three farmhouses on Thursday in southwestern China's Yunnan province, where two quakes last month killed 81 people and injured hundreds.

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