Posted: Aug 10, 2010 6:06 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Aug 10, 2010 6:07 AM
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.