Wed, August 11, 2010
China > Mainland > Rain triggers mudslides in NW China

Death toll in China mudslide rises to 1,117, 627 missing

2010-08-11 12:54:06 GMT2010-08-11 20:54:06 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Local residents wait on ruins and wish for good news of their missing beloved ones in the landslides-hit Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 11, 2010. The death toll in the massive mudslide in Zhouqu has risen to 1,117, with 627 still missing, local authorities said Wednesday. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

Local residents wait on ruins and wish for good news of their missing beloved ones in the landslides-hit Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 11, 2010. The death toll in the massive mudslide in Zhouqu has risen to 1,117, with 627 still missing, local authorities said Wednesday. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

Rescuers with a dog search for indications of life on ruins of the landslides-hit Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 11, 2010. The death toll in the massive mudslide in Zhouqu has risen to 1,117, with 627 still missing, local authorities said Wednesday. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

Soldiers and dogs search for indications of life on ruins of the landslides-hit Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 11, 2010. The death toll in the massive mudslide in Zhouqu has risen to 1,117, with 627 still missing, local authorities said Wednesday. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

Hui Guoqin holding her father's belongings waits on ruins and wish for the good news of her missing parents and sister-in-law in the landslides-hit Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 11, 2010. The death toll in the massive mudslide in Zhouqu has risen to 1,117, with 627 still missing, local authorities said Wednesday. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

ZHOUQU, Gansu, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- The death toll in the massive mudslide in northwest China's Gansu Province has risen to 1,117, with 627 still missing, local authorities said Wednesday.

A total of 567 survivors had received clinical treatment and further 64 seriously injured had been hospitalized as of 5:20 p.m., the provincial civil affairs bureau said in a statement.

The death toll stood at 702 Tuesday, with 1,042 others missing.

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