Heavy Rainfall and Landslides Devastate China

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Heavy rainfall and mudslides plague China's provinces, killing more than 1,000 and leaving hundreds missing. In some provinces, buildings and roads were damaged stranding residents and tourists. Here's more.

Heavy rainfall and mudslides stranded residents and tourists, damaged buildings and roads on Saturday in Sichuan Province.

The death toll rises two weeks after a series of natural catastrophes—heavy rains caused mudslides and flooding in the province killing at least 11 people and left 60 others missing.

In China’s northwestern Gansu Province, a landslide devastated the county of Zhouqu.

An avalanche of mud roared down the slopes of a mountain after unusually strong rain, killing more than 1,200 people and left hundreds of others missing.

More rain is expected in Zhouqu in the next few days.

In the neighboring city of Longnan, heavy rains in have killed another 36 people, adding to the more than 1,000 who died in landslides two weeks ago.

Twenty-three people are missing.

More than 120,000 residents have evacuated as well.

At least 1,000 people have died in floods in central, southern and northeast China so far this year.

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