BEIJING, Aug 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao and other state leaders have made donations to help the relief and reconstruction work in Zhouqu County, which was devastated by a massive mudslide.
Former President Jiang Zemin donated as well.
Other state leaders who donated include Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang, all Standing Committee members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
So far, over 200 million yuan (29 million U.S. dollars) have been raised among Party members and staff of the central state organs.
The death toll from the mudslide that hit the county in northwest China's Gansu Province had risen to 1,407 as of 4 p.m. Friday, with 358 still missing.
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- No construction plan to rebuild Zhouqu announced 2010-08-19