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Death toll from mudslides in Gongshan County rises to 29; 63 still missing

08-23-2010 12:02 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

GONGSHAN, Yunnan, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from the mudslides in a remote mountain town in southwest China's Yunnan Province has risen to 29, with 63 others still missing as of 6:00 p.m. Sunday, said local authorities.

Rescuers work in Puladi Town, Gongshan of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 22, 2010. The death toll of the mudslides in Gongshan has risen to 29, with 63 others still missing as of 6:00 p.m.Sunday, said local authorities.(Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)
Rescuers work in Puladi Town, Gongshan of southwest 
China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 22, 2010. The death toll of 
the mudslides in Gongshan has risen to 29, with 63 others 
still missing as of 6:00 p.m.Sunday, said local 
authorities.(Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

Hou Xinrong, police chief of Gongshan County, told reporters that six bodies were recovered on Sunday -- five floating to the downstream of the swollen Nujiang River and one buried under the sludge of the mudslides.

The mudslides struck Puladi Township in Gongshan at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, burying villages under a deep sludge of mud. Rescue and relief efforts had been hampered by continuous rain in the region.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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