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Landslide clean-up continues in Zhouqu

08-17-2010 12:18 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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The death toll from the massive landslide in Zhouqu County has climbed to 1,254 people, with 490 others still missing. Authorities say one of their priorities is to remove debris from barrier lakes along the Bailong River.

Now that most of the roads have been repaired, more heavy machinery will be able to be brought into the area to speed up work. Solid roads have been paved along the river's banks.

Monday's work to remove mud blocking the river was successful, lowering the water level flooding the county. Explosive work over the past few days has minimized the threat of the three barrier lakes formed by the landslide. The Bailong River remains blocked by mud, with flood waters cover one fifth of the county.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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