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Zhouqu landslide death toll rises to 1,287

08-19-2010 13:49 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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The death toll from the devastating Zhouqu County landslide in northwest China's Gansu Province has risen to 1,287 people. Another 457 are still missing.

Relief work is continuing around the clock. A quarter of the county's water pipes have been reconnected so residents have access to drinking water again. Two water supply facilities are also operating. 38 portable toilets have been installed in the disaster zone with another 16 to arrive soon.

A military field shower trailer has also arrived. Almost two weeks ago, torrential rains triggered massive mudslides in Zhouqu, ripping many houses from their foundations and tearing multi-story apartment buildings in half.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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