China landslide toll rises to 700; Pakistanis flee

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 10, 2010 20:06

ZHOUQU, China – The death toll from landslides in northwestern China  more than doubled to 702 Tuesday, as rescue crews in three Asian countries struggled to reach survivors from flooding that has imperiled millions.

Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari returned home to a storm of criticism after visiting Europe as his country was gripped by the worst floods in its history. His arrival Tuesday came as thousands of people fled a major city in central Pakistan as rivers threatened to submerge the area.


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