96 dead, thousands missing in China landslides

Rescue workers are hunting for an estimated 2,000 people who are still missing after landslides triggered by heavy rains killed at least 96 in flood-hit northwest China, state media has reported.

Authorities have deployed sent nearly 3,000 soldiers and about 100 medical experts to help in search and rescue effort in the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu province, Xinhua news agency said.
The runoff from the downpour late on Saturday banked up behind a landslide in a narrow valley in Zhouqu County in Gannan.

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