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Over 80 dead, 2,000 missing after rain-triggered landslides in NW China

2010-08-08 08:02:29 GMT2010-08-08 16:02:29 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Screen grab taken on Aug. 8, 2010 shows the flooded city zone of Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province. At least 80 people have been killed and hundreds of people are missing as of Sunday morning in rainstorm-triggered landslides which hit Zhouqu County. (Xinhua Photo)

In this image made from TV footage, buildings collapsed following landslides in Zhouqu, China's Gansu province, on Sunday Aug. 8, 2010. Rubble-strewn floodwaters tore through a remote corner of northwestern China on Sunday, smashing buildings, overturning cars and killing at least 127 people. (AP Photo/CCTV via APTN)

ZHOUQU, Gansu, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- More than 80 people have been confirmed dead and some 2,000 others are missing in landslides triggered by torrential rains in northwest China's Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu Province, said Mao Shengwu, head of the prefecture.

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