A landslide hit an industrial district in the City of Shenzhen Sunday, destroying at least 33 buildings and leaving scores dead, The New York Times reported, citing announcements from the Guangming New District local government. On Monday morning state media were reporting the death toll had risen to more than 90. The landslide was caused by a massive pile of construction debris and earth that had been left on the side of a hill and had given way. A local official newspaper initially posted to its Weibo microblog account that the construction debris had been illegal, and was approved by local officials. The posts were then deleted.
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