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5 dead in another landslide in NW China

08-11-2010 09:20 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

XI'AN, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed and eight others injured in a landslide in northwest China's Shaanxi Province Monday night, local authorities said Tuesday.

The disaster occurred in Changwu County after hours of torrential rain on Monday night, the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters said.

Two died under collapsed cave homes and courtyard walls, while three died after being washed away by the mudslide.

In the massive rain-triggered mudslide in Zhouqu County in northwest China's Gansu Province, the death toll from has risen to 702, with 1,042 others still missing, local civil affairs authorities told a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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