Dozens Killed in China due Avalanche Mud

Dozens Killed in China due Avalanche Mud

Jilin : China | Aug 08, 2010 at 7:27 AM PDT
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Mud avalanche, which occurred in ethnic Tibetan areas, in northwest China killed at least 65 peoples, according to official news Sunday (8 / 8).
Based on that report, has more than 1,000 people dead, caused flooding and heavy rains, this season. Mudslides struck the autonomous region of Tibet, Gannan, Gansu province.
Water that accumulates high, triggers mud slide, which hit several towns and cities, hit the hydroelectric station, and causing 65 people dead and several others missing, according to China's Xinhua news agency and television news.
"Initial estimates around 50,000 peoples affected by disaster," said China's television news.
But the television, did not provide an estimate of how many people are injured and displaced.
Many of the ethnic population in the Gannan Tibetan shepherds, and rough terrain, can hamper efforts to rescue the victims.
Government to send experts, with two helicopters to survey the disaster, and to study, how to cope with flooding, which was still besieged in the valley, said the television report.
Until this year, already more than 1,000 peoples dead, the disaster caused by flooding some areas, particularly in south and central China.
The storm in the northeastern province of Jilin, killed or made disappear, more than 100 peoples, in the last few days.

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