More than 400 rescuers were mobilised to search for 41 people missing after a landslide engulfed workers at a construction site in southeastern China early Sunday, state media reported.

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A torrent of mud buried a temporary shed used by workers building a power plant in Taining County in Fujian province, the official Xinhua news agency said.

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The earth was dislodged by heavy rain, it added.

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Xinhua earlier said 34 were missing, and reported President Xi Jinping had urged “maximum efforts” to find survivors.

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Deadly landslides are common in China.

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A landslide in the southern commercial hub of Shenzhen in December, caused by the improper storage of waste, killed at least 58 people, with some 25 still unaccounted for.

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