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China mudslide death toll crosses 1200 mark


Over 1,200 people have been confirmed dead and over 500 others are still missing nearly a week after devastating weekend mudslides in northwest China.

A Xinhua news agency report said the death toll has been pegged at 1,239 in northwest Gansu province, with 505 still missing.

Authorities in Beijing have declared Sunday a national day of mourning for the dead mudslide victims. Chinese flags across the country and at embassies and consulates overseas will be lowered to half-mast on Sunday, the government said on its website. (ANI)

Big News Network.com (ANI)     Saturday 14th August, 2010

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