China Death Toll Worsens as Rains Pose New Threat
Posted on Aug 11, 2010
Chinese authorities say the country’s recent landslides killed at least 1,117 people. Most of the hundreds more still missing are feared dead. Heavy rains are expected to cause more landslides, while Chinese scientists, officials and soldiers scramble to cope with the current disaster.
The number of people confirmed to have died after massive landslides in north-western China has risen to 1,117, with 627 others missing, officials say.
Two survivors were found on Wednesday, though hopes were fading and rescuers were turning their efforts to finding bodies and preventing disease.
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