Death Toll from SW China Landslides Rises to 40

Xinhua has the latest on the deadly landslide in Yunnan:

The death toll from landslides and mud-rock flows in southwest China’s Yunnan Province has risen to 40, with five more people confirmed dead, local authorities said Monday.

The bodies were found in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, the area hardest hit by days of torrential rain, according to the provincial civil affairs department.

The geological disasters that followed almost 10 days of rain had also left 43 others missing, 10 injured and 60,800 evacuated as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, with about 1.27 million people in nine cities and prefectures affected, according to a report by the department.

November 4, 2008 12:00 PM
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