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China to mourn mudslide victims

08-14-2010 08:10 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

BEIJING, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- To mourn the victims of a massive mudslide in northwest China's Gansu Province, national flags will fly at half-mast in the country and its embassies and consulates overseas on Sunday, the State Council announced Saturday.

To express the deep condolences for the mudslide victims, public entertainment will also be suspended on Sunday, the State Council, China's cabinet, said in an announcement.

As of 4 p.m. Friday, the mudslide, which hit Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southern Gansu on Aug. 8, had killed 1,156 people while 588 were still missing.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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