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China 2010 Zhouqu (Gansu) Mudslides

A natural disaster in Gansu Province, China

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  • Aug 10, 2010
More than 1117 deaths (buried alive in the middle of the night) on this mudslides due to rain so far and 1000+ missing in northern province of Gansu in China. This is an extremely bad year for China as a result of lots of floods (28 provinces so far just this summer) and more bad news are expected. One doesn't need a degree in Geology to know that we are possibly now living the legacy of having messed up with the environments for the last century!

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The 2010 Gansu mudslide was a deadly mudslide in Zhugqu CountyGannan TAP occurred at 12 midnight (UTC+8) on August 8, 2010. It has resulted in 337 deaths; 1,148 others are still missing.[1][2] It was caused by the heavy rainfall and flooding in the Gansu ProvincePeople's Republic of China.[2][3] It was the most deadly individual disaster among the year's floods in China as of August 9. The mudslides killed 337 people according to CNN as of 9 August 2010.
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China, Geology, Rains, Gansu Province, Mudslides, Zhouqu

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