Anxious moment residents flee for their lives as huge landslides slams into a river and causes a dam to collapse
- A huge landslide hit Ebian county in Sichuan in southwest China yesterday
- Nearly 20,000 cubic meters of rock and rubble were removed from the site
- The landslide caused a dam to collapse and cut off the power of a hydroelectric plant
- No one was injured in the incident and the road is closed until further notice
A huge landslide hit a province in southwestern China yesterday, blocking roads and collapsing a dam.
Terrifying footage of the incident in the Ebian Yi Autonomous District of Sichuan Province shows an enormous amount of rock and rubble falling down a mountainside and striking a road.
Several people in the neighborhood are fled for their lives because trees and boulders crash into the river. Several small huts next to the road are buried.
Several people in the neighborhood are fled for life, while trees and boulders in Ebian, Sichuan, are crashed into the river next to the slope. Several small huts next to the road are buried
The images of the incident in Ebian Yi Autonomous Province in Sichuan show an enormous amount of rocks and debris that crashes down a mountain slope and strikes a road
The landslide caused a dam on the Guanliao River to collapse, thereby undermining the power of the Baxi hydroelectric power station, according to the Sichuan observer.
Two cars parked near the nuclear power plant were swept into the river and the station's duty room station was destroyed, the report added.
The landslide occurred at around 1:30 p.m. local time due to continued heavy rainfall, according to a Ebian government statement on Weibo.
Moments before the landslide sends rocks and trees along the slope of the mountain. Nearly 20,000 cubic meters of rock and rubble were removed from the site
The landslide occurred at around 1.30 p.m. local time due to continued heavy rainfall, according to the Ebian district government in a statement on Weibo
Nearly 20,000 cubic meters of rock and rubble were removed from the site, the statement said, adding that no one was injured.
The road remained closed to traffic and the traffic police were stationed at the entrance of the highway to divert vehicles.
Drivers are advised to reach their destinations via alternative routes.
The landslide caused a dam on the Guanliao River to collapse, cutting off the power of the Baxi hydropower station, the Sichuan observer said.
Severe storms and torrential rains have mistreated South and East China this month, destroyed homes, damaged crops and forced the evacuation of nearly 80,000 people, state media said. Upstairs, hiding buildings after heavy rainfall in Hengyang, the central Hunan province
More than 1.63 million people in the seven regions & provinces Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangxi, Chongqing, Sichuan and Guizhou have been affected, he added that at least four deaths have been reported.
The average rainfall in the affected areas this week was recorded as 51 percent higher than in the corresponding periods of previous years, and the largest since 1961.
Severe storms and torrential rains have mistreated South and East China this month, destroyed homes, damaged crops and forced the evacuation of nearly 80,000 people, state media said.
Rescuers clean up mud and rocks in the water after a heavy storm in Bazhong, Sichuan in June
The Enyang district in Bazhong province and Tongjiang province were hit hard by floods that damaged roads, telecommunications and power supplies on June 20
The latest installment has led to losses of 2.69 billion yuan (£ 311 million), with 126,100 acres (311,600 acres) of damaged farmland and 1,600 homes collapsed, the Department of Emergency Management has estimated.
Extreme weather is becoming more common in China, with temperatures in some parts reaching records this year.
Weather officials warned on July 3 that rainfall in the south could exceed 30 percent to 70 percent over a 10-day period.
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