Hundreds of Deaths Result from China Landslide
After illegal operations of the Tashan Mine during torrential rains, 254 people were killed in northern China, according to CNN.com. Authorities detained 13 people, including the board chairman of the mining company, the mine manager, and a vice manager and accountant. Later, the head of the county and Communist Party chief of Xiangfen were suspended from duty, according to the China Daily Newspaper.
The torrential rain "triggered a flow of mud and rocks," damaging homes and cars.