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More rain forecast for NW China

Forecasters have warned of three days of torrential rain in north-west China.

At least 700 have already died in the mudslides there and hopes are fading for more than a thousand still missing.

Emergency efforts in Gansu province are now switching to disease prevention, with clean water a priority.

But the mountainous terrain is making relief efforts very difficult.

Michael Bristow reports.

  • 11 Aug 2010