Aug 10, 2010 8:06 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Death toll in China landslide disaster tops 700

China says the death toll has jumped to 702 people, with more than 1,000 still missing in a landslide disaster in Gansu province.

Local government officials released the new death toll - up from 337 on Monday - at a news conference Tuesday.

The landslides hit a remote Gansu town on Sunday in the deadliest incident so far in the country's worst flooding in a decade. China is one of three Asian countries to be hit by serious flooding.

In Pakistan, thousands fled a central city as authorities warned swollen rivers could soon submerge the area, adding to the worst floods in the nation's 63-year history.

And rescuers in Indian-controlled Kashmir recovered more bodies, with the death toll rising to 165 from flash floods there.


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