Death toll rises to 13 after vehicles damage by mudslide in NW China's Gansu

15:36, July 16, 2011      

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The death toll of a vehicle damage accident after a rainstorm-triggered mudslide Friday night in northwest China's Gansu Province has risen to 13, local police said Saturday afternoon.

Another six people were injured and still hospitalized.

The accident occurred at around 10:00 p.m. Friday, when a landslide caused by torrential rain struck a highway in Qin'an County of Tianshui City. A medium-sized bus and a truck were damaged in the mudslide, leaving five people dead at the scene, two more dead en route to hospital and another 11 injured.

Six more people died later in hospital after emergent medical treatment failed.

Of all the 13 dead, eleven people were from the bus, and the rest two from the truck.

Direct cause of the vehicle damage is being investigated.

Source: Xinhua
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