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Death toll from NW China mudslides rises to 337, 1,148 still missing

08-10-2010 09:02 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

ZHOUQU, Gansu, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from rain-triggered mudslides in Zhouqu County of northwest China's Gansu Province has risen to 337, with 1,148 others still missing, Chen Jianhua, official sources said Monday night.

Rescuers work in the landslide-hit Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 9, 2010. The death toll from rain-triggered mudslides in Zhouqu County has risen to 337, with 1,148 others still missing, official sources said Monday night. Rescuers are racing against time in search for survivors in the mudslide-flattened Zhouqu. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)
Rescuers work in the landslide-hit Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture 
in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 9, 2010. The death toll from rain-triggered 
mudslides in Zhouqu County has risen to 337, with 1,148 others still missing, official 
sources said Monday night. Rescuers are racing against time in search for survivors in 
the mudslide-flattened Zhouqu. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)
Another 1,242 people were rescued, Chen, Party chief of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, which administers the county, said at a press conference.

Chen said 218 injured survivors had received treatment in local hospitals, and 41 severely injured ones had been transferred to hospitals in the provincial capital, Lanzhou, as of 4:30 p.m.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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