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Massive landslides leave at least 65 dead in Chnia
| Updated at: 0531 PST, Sunday, August 08, 2010|
BEIJING: At least 65 people have been killed in landslides triggered by heavy rain in flood-hit China, state media reported Sunday, in the latest natural disaster to strike the nation.
The landslides in a mainly Tibetan region of Gansu province, in the northwest, happened on Saturday night, the official news agency reported, citing Mao Shengwu, the head of the affected prefecture.
Authorities have deployed 2,400 soldiers and about 100 medical experts to help in search and rescue efforts, state television said.
Electricity has been cut in part of the area -- the latest region of China to be hit by torrential rain.