Beijing, July 26: State media say nine people have died and eight are missing after rain caused landslides in a northwestern Chinese province rocked by a strong earthquake earlier this week.
The landslides struck Thursday just south of the city of Dingxi where Monday's earthquake left 95 dead, 5 missing and more than 800 people injured.
Xinhua News Agency says the more serious landslide buried 13 people in Nanyu village and nine bodies have been recovered. It says rescue efforts are underway in the neighboring village of Yongguang where four people are missing.
The area along the Yellow River has rolling hills of loose soil blown south from the Gobi desert. Thunderstorms have loosened the terraced hillsides that were made unstable by the quake.