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Swiss police: landslide kills 2, injures 4, others missing

  • Police blocks a road  at the village of  Davesco-Soragno near Lugano, Switzerland Sunday Nov. 16, 2014. Police say a landslide has buried a residential building near  Lugano  in southern Switzerland, leaving some  people dead,  several injured and an unknown number missing. Police spokesman Marco Tutti said the landslide occurred early Sunday morning near Lugano when heavy rain caused a hill to collapse and cover the building with masses of mud. (AP Photo/Keystone,Ti-Press/Gabriele Putzu)

    Police blocks a road at the village of Davesco-Soragno near Lugano, Switzerland Sunday Nov. 16, 2014. Police say a landslide has buried a residential building near Lugano in southern Switzerland, leaving some people dead, several injured and an unknown number missing. Police spokesman Marco Tutti said the landslide occurred early Sunday morning near Lugano when heavy rain caused a hill to collapse and cover the building with masses of mud. (AP Photo/Keystone,Ti-Press/Gabriele Putzu)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police blocks a road  in  the village of  Davesco-Soragno near Lugano, Switzerland Sunday Nov. 16, 2014. Police say a landslide has buried a residential building near  Lugano  in southern Switzerland, leaving some  people dead,  several injured and an unknown number missing. Police spokesman Marco Tutti said the landslide occurred early Sunday morning near Lugano when heavy rain caused a hill to collapse and cover the building with masses of mud. (AP Photo/Keystone,Ti-Press/Gabriele Putzu)

    Police blocks a road in the village of Davesco-Soragno near Lugano, Switzerland Sunday Nov. 16, 2014. Police say a landslide has buried a residential building near Lugano in southern Switzerland, leaving some people dead, several injured and an unknown number missing. Police spokesman Marco Tutti said the landslide occurred early Sunday morning near Lugano when heavy rain caused a hill to collapse and cover the building with masses of mud. (AP Photo/Keystone,Ti-Press/Gabriele Putzu)  (The Associated Press)

Police say a landslide has buried a residential building near a city in southern Switzerland, leaving two people dead, four injured and an unknown number missing.

Police spokesman Marco Tutti said the landslide occurred early Sunday morning in Lugano when heavy rain caused a hill to collapse and cover the building with masses of mud.

Tutti said police and firefighters are on the scene searching for an unknown number of missing people.

The four injured people were taken to a nearby hospital.