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Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide

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A desperate search for three people missing in a landslide in southwestern China ended on Saturday when their bodies were pulled from the mud, taking the final death toll to 46 -- many of them children. 

Residents gather to mourn the dead after the rescue mission is finished in the disaster-hit area in Gaopo village, southwest China's Yunnan province on January 12, 2013.

Authorities in Yunnan province said that the last three bodies were recovered on Saturday morning after a night of frantic efforts by more than 1,000 rescue workers to locate the final missing residents of the remote village of Gaopo.

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