Sun, February 26, 2012
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Cave-ins create hundreds of holes in C China town

2012-02-26 14:53:08 GMT2012-02-26 22:53:08(Beijing Time)  China Daily

A man passes by a sign warning people not to enter after the land sink in Yuejiaqiao Town, Yiyang City of central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 26, 2012. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

Photo taken on Feb. 26, 2012 shows the water of a river running into a hole formed during the land sink in Yuejiaqiao Town, Yiyang City of central China's Hunan Province. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

Photo taken on Feb. 26, 2012 shows the water of a river running into a hole formed during the land sink in Yuejiaqiao Town, Yiyang City of central China's Hunan Province. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

Photo taken on Feb. 26, 2012 shows cracks on the wall of a house due to the land sink in Yuejiaqiao Town, Yiyang City of central China's Hunan Province. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

Photo taken on Feb. 26, 2012 shows a big hole formed during the land sink in Yuejiaqiao Town, Yiyang City of central China's Hunan Province. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

Since Jan 1, 2012, karst cave-ins have occurred in many places of Yuejiaqiao Town, Yiyang City of central China's Hunan Province. Yiyang city has seen 693 karst cave-ins, including 537 in farmland and 150 in rivers. The geological disaster has damaged 167 houses and affected more than 1,200 local people.

 

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