Fri, June 24, 2011
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Mudslides force evacuation of 679 in SW China

2011-06-24 07:05:02 GMT2011-06-24 15:05:02(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Soldiers move tree trunks to build a makeshift bridge across a river in Bingzhongluo township, Gongshan county of Southwest China's Yunnan province, June 24, 2011. Severe mudslides triggered by heavy rain on Thursday evening have caused havoc in the county. A total of 679 residents in 256 households have been evacuated, with no one injured. [Photo/Xinhua]

Soldiers and fire fighters move tree trunks to build a makeshift bridge across a river in Bingzhongluo township, Gongshan county of Southwest China's Yunnan province, June 24, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Soldiers and fire fighters move tree trunks to build a makeshift bridge across a river in Bingzhongluo township, Gongshan county of Southwest China's Yunnan province, June 24, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Rocks brought by a mudslide cause damage to land and property in a village in Bingzhongluo township, Gongshan county of Southwest China's Yunnan province, June 24, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

A country lane is covered by debris from a mudslide in Bingzhongluo township, Gongshan county of Southwest China's Yunnan province, June 24, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

A mudslide leaves damaged houses in its wake in Bingzhongluo township, Gongshan county of Southwest China's Yunnan province, June 24, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Severe mudslides triggered by heavy rain on Thursday evening have caused havoc in Bingzhongluo township, Gongshan county of Southwest China's Yunnan province. A total of 679 residents in 256 households have been evacuated, with no one injured.

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