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China's Premier Wen Jiabao travels to landslide-hit region

China's Premier Wen Jiabao is travelling to the country's northwest where landslides triggered by heavy rain have left over 80 people dead and more than 2,000 missing, state media said today.

world Updated: Aug 08, 2010 10:48 IST

China's Premier Wen Jiabao is travelling to the country's northwest where landslides triggered by heavy rain have left over 80 people dead and more than 2,000 missing, state media said on Sunday.

More than 70 were injured in the landslides in a mainly Tibetan region of Gansu province late Saturday night, state television said.

A total of 20,000 people living in Zhouqu county have been evacuated, the report said.

Wen has left Beijing and is on his way to the devastated county, the official Xinhua news agency reported.