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28 July, 2010

21 Missing in China After Flooding Triggers Landslide

Flood-triggered landslide in China leaves 21 missing - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos: "A landslide in southwestern China left 21 people missing Tuesday as torrential rains forced officials to shut boat traffic through the Three Gorges Dam as they braced for a new flood crest.

China has struggled for weeks with deadly flooding that has killed at least 823 people, left 437 missing and caused at least $22 billion in damage, and authorities have warned of more destruction.

The 21 villagers went missing when Tuesday's landslide struck Hanyuan county in the southwestern province of Sichuan, destroying or damaging dozens of houses, the local government said on its website..."


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