Over 8,000 People Evacuated After Gigantic Landslide Blocks River, Causing Risk of Disaster in Flood-Devastated China

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A landslide partially blocked the Qingjiang River, a tributary to the Yangtze River, in Enshi, Hubei province, on Wednesday.

The 10-million-cubic-meter landslide is still deforming and expanding, prompting the evacuation of 8,397 residents in nearby villages.

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Over 8,000 people evacuated as mud and stone block river flow, causing risk of disaster. Twitter

A landslide that has affected thousands of residents in Enshi city, Hubei province, is still deforming and expanding due to the continuous rainfall.

By Tuesday afternoon, 8,397 residents nearby have been evacuated with nobody injured.

The massive flow was triggered by sustained rainfall starting June 8 in the city, with more than 1.5 times the amount of water coming down than previous years.

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10 million cubic meters of mud and stones had fallen into the river and formed a barrier lake in the upper reaches of the tributary. Twitter

On Friday, roads and houses scattered on a highland beside Qingjiang River, a Yangtze River tributary began to crack, and local staff members responsible for disaster monitoring reported it to the local geological bureau.

The landslide area kept expanding. By 6 am on Tuesday, about 10 million cubic meters of mud and stones had fallen into the river and formed a barrier lake in the upper reaches of the tributary.

Meanwhile, city government is taking measures to clear up the block and prevent possible flooding. [China Daily]

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  1. As i have said it floods quakes, volcanoes, asteroids and man made disasters will bring mankind to its knees. So this kind of event will be headlines for the mankind daily. We shall not get mad or upset since mankind after world war 1 and 2 we did not get our lessons.
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