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Rescue efforts continue as China landslide toll soars

The death toll from landslides in north-west China has risen to 337, with 1,148 people missing, the state-run Xinhua news agency reports.

The landslides in Zhouqu county, Gansu province, were triggered by torrential rains that hit the area on Saturday.

More than 4,500 soldiers, firefighters and medical staff have been sent to the area, as well as helicopters and other aircraft.

  • 09 Aug 2010
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