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Latest Landslide in China

Posted by feww on May 20, 2010

Water reservoir sinks in Fuling District, Chongqing, China

As yet another round of torrential rains struck southern China, a combination of flooding and landslides wreak havoc across the region.

According to China’s Xinhua official news agency:

Parts of Shaoguan City in Guangdong Province have been flooded due to the sudden onslaught of heavy rains.

The city’s sewage system was unable to deal with the volume of rain, forcing the closure of some kindergartens and schools on lower levels.

A student of Guangdong Province said, “The water rose to the level of our knees. We came out from the classroom one by one, and rolled up our trousers and took off our shoes.”

The following excerpts are from the same report  released by Xinhua:

In Chongqing Municipality, continuous storms have caused a water reservoir to sink in Fuling District. A split near the top is over 100 meters long, and is getting worse.

Survivoe Chen Mingshu said, “The width of the crack is 30 centimeters, and the sunken area is more than one meter deep.”

Residents of the surrounding areas have been evacuated to safety. Local authorities have dispatched related experts to monitor the situation around the clock.

The storms have also triggered landslides in Luxi county of Hunan Province. A massive falling rock struck the roof of a restaurant, destroying not only the building, but a van parked nearby as well.

Restaurant employee Xiang Ping said, “I was in the kitchen at 9 o’clock when I heard the sound of the landslide. I immediately ran out, and the rock stopped at the gate. I could not get into the house and ran onto the road.”

Related departments have arrived at the accident site and went to great length to remove the huge rock and resume traffic.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/video/2010-05/20/c_13306419.htm

Meanwhile, 4 miners were reported as missing after a coalmine collapsed in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality Wednesday, Xinhua reported local authorities as saying.

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