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|Wednesday, July 11, 2001, updated at 22:56(GMT+8)|
Mud-And-Rock Flow Happens Again in Southwest ChinaA mud-and-rock flow occurred late Tuesday night at the site of a major landslide early this week which caused 14 deaths in the Dongchuan District of Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province.
According to local sources, no casualties were caused by the latest mud-and-rock flow, which took place at 10:22 p.m. Tuesday, as rescue workers and experts at the scene had been evacuated to a mine 10 kilometers away.
On Wednesday morning, local authorities and experts inspected the site of the repeated natural disasters and decided to resume the rescue work today. They have stepped up monitoring of geological activities in the area.
A total of 14 people were confirmed dead, 22 injured and five missing in a landslide that occurred early Monday morning. The landslide buried three buildings with a combined floor space of 3, 000 square meters. Continuous rain over recent days was blamed for the landslide.
Local sources said all the injured people have been hospitalized.
Dongchuan is a landslide-prone area in China. A landslide occurred there in the mid-1980s that killed 100 people.
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