9 More Dead, 8 Missing in Quake-Hit Gansu Province
The AP reports that at least nine more people are dead, and another eight missing in Gansu province after landslides. Gansu was hit by a 6.6 magnitude quake (5.9 according to the U.S. Geological Survey) on July 22, and as of July 23 the death toll had reached 94 with many more injured.
Heavy rains sparked landslides in an earthquake-shattered region of northwestern China, killing at least nine people and burying another eight.
The landslides struck just south of the city of Dingxi where Monday’s earthquake left 95 dead, five missing and more than 800 people in hospital.
The worst landslide buried 13 people in Nanyu village and nine bodies have been recovered, the official Xinhua News Agency said Friday. Rescue efforts are under way in the neighboring village of Yongguang, where four people were buried and are listed as missing, the report said.