ZHOUQU, China (AP) - Chinese state media says the death toll from a massive landslide triggered by floods in the country's northwest has risen to 337.
The communist party chief of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu Province also told the state-run Xinhua News Agency Monday that more than 1,100 people are still missing.
The disaster struck Sunday as a debris-blocked swollen river burst, swamping entire mountain villages in the county seat of Zhouqu and ripping homes from their foundations.
It is the deadliest incident in China's worst flooding in a decade.
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