- CNTV English - CCTV News

Death toll climbs to 29, with 24 missing, after fresh floods, landslides hit W China

08-13-2010 16:21 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

LANZHOU, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a new round of floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in west China has risen to 29, with 24 missing and thousands trapped, local authorities said Friday.

The photo taken late Aug. 12, 2010 shows a school submerged by flood at Jiuguan Village of Wenxian County, northwest China's Gansu Province.(Xinhua/Liu Eryin)
The photo taken late Aug. 12, 2010 shows a school submerged by flood at Jiuguan 
Village of Wenxian County, northwest China's Gansu Province.(Xinhua/Liu Eryin)

The casualties come after mudslides devastated Zhouqu County in Gansu less than a week ago, leaving more than a thousand dead.

Downpours pounded some areas of Gansu, Sichuan and Shaanxi provinces from Wednesday night to Thursday night, destroying homes, inundating croplands, and disrupting traffic and telecommunications.

In Longnan, Gansu, the death toll rose from 10 to 20, with 16 missing as of Friday noon, according to the latest information from the Longnan municipal government.

A total of 3,012 people were still trapped by floodwaters while 10,556 have been evacuated to safe areas, the government said.

Local authorities are evacuating residents and have dispatched tents, instant noodles, bottled water, quilts and pans to the disaster-hit areas, the government said.

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program