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Downpours in Longnan leave 36 dead

08-17-2010 14:35 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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Local authorities say as of Monday afternoon, the death toll from torrential rains in Longnan City in northwest China's Gansu Province stood at 36.

Downpours have triggered floods and mudslides since last Wednesday. 23 people are missing, and nearly 300 injured. The mudslide has destroyed homes, flooded croplands, and disrupted traffic and telecommunications.

Local authorities have set up a disaster relief headquarters to help the victims. Residents have evacuated, and local authorities have dispatched tents, instant noodles, bottled water, quilts and pans. Relief work continues.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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