The BBC's Chris Hogg decribes the devastation in Gansu province
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China landslide death toll soars

More than 700 people are now known to have died in a massive landslide in north-west China - making it one of the deadliest incidents so far in the country's worst flooding in a decade.

A frantic search is continuing for the more than 1,000 people still missing.

Buildings were hit by a wall of mud so mighty that structures seven storeys high crumpled like paper, says the BBC's Chris Hogg, in Gansu province.

  • 10 Aug 2010
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