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Last Updated: Tuesday August 10 2010 07:32 GMT

Huge landslides kill 300 people in China

China landslides

More than 300 people have been killed and 1,100 are missing after huge landslides in north-west China.

The Gansu area was hit by torrential rain over the weekend, which flooded local rivers and covered large areas with thick mud.

Rescuers are desperately trying to dig survivors out from buildings that have been buried.

China is having to deal with its worst floods in 10 years as different parts of the country are hit.

Soldiers, firefighters and helicopters have all been sent to look for missing people.

And authorities have sent food, tents and water to the affected areas.