Mon, December 27, 2010
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Cave-in forces over 800 to evacuate in E China

2010-12-27 02:09:53 GMT2010-12-27 10:09:53 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A villager sets a foot into a widening rift in Zhoutian Township, Huichang County in east China's Jiangxi Province, Dec. 26, 2010. A land cave-in had prompted the evacuation of more than 800 villagers by Saturday evening in Zhoutian, local authorities said. With a diameter of 50 meters and a maximum depth of 5 meters, the cave-in occurred 8:40 p.m. Thursday in Zhoutian Township, said a local government spokesman. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

A police officer guards a cordoned-off street in Zhoutian Township, Huichang County in east China's Jiangxi Province, Dec. 26, 2010. A land cave-in had prompted the evacuation of more than 800 villagers by Saturday evening in Zhoutian, local authorities said. With a diameter of 50 meters and a maximum depth of 5 meters, the cave-in occurred 8:40 p.m. Thursday in Zhoutian Township, said a local government spokesman. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

Villagers move everyday items out of their homes in Zhoutian Township, Huichang County in east China's Jiangxi Province, Dec. 26, 2010. A land cave-in had prompted the evacuation of more than 800 villagers by Saturday evening in Zhoutian, local authorities said. With a diameter of 50 meters and a maximum depth of 5 meters, the cave-in occurred 8:40 p.m. Thursday in Zhoutian Township, said a local government spokesman. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

A house is sealed up with a paper sign in Zhoutian Township, Huichang County in east China's Jiangxi Province, Dec. 26, 2010. A land cave-in had prompted the evacuation of more than 800 villagers by Saturday evening in Zhoutian, local authorities said. With a diameter of 50 meters and a maximum depth of 5 meters, the cave-in occurred 8:40 p.m. Thursday in Zhoutian Township, said a local government spokesman. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

A villager stands in his messy and empty home in Zhoutian Township, Huichang County in east China's Jiangxi Province, Dec. 26, 2010. A land cave-in had prompted the evacuation of more than 800 villagers by Saturday evening in Zhoutian, local authorities said. With a diameter of 50 meters and a maximum depth of 5 meters, the cave-in occurred 8:40 p.m. Thursday in Zhoutian Township, said a local government spokesman. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

A land cave-in had prompted the evacuation of more than 800 villagers by Saturday evening in Zhoutian, local authorities said. With a diameter of 50 meters and a maximum depth of 5 meters, the cave-in occurred 8:40 p.m. Thursday in Zhoutian Township, said a local government spokesman.

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