Rain-triggered landslide block national road in SW China

15:45, July 13, 2011      

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A rain-triggered landslide in southwestern Sichuan Province blocked a national road and stranded four people Wednesday morning, local authorities said.

The landslide hit the Yajiang section of National Highway 318 in Yajiang County at around 6 a.m., witnesses said.

Wang Qi, chief of fire brigade in the county, said he sent a rescue team to the area at 7 a.m. and the four stranded people were rescued around noon.

More than 20 cars were hit by the landslide, but no casualties had been reported.

Downpours have battered Yajiang since Tuesday.

Source: Xinhua
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