Tue, September 11, 2012
China > Mainland > Multiple earthquakes hit Yunnan Province

Landslides, mud-rock flows worsen situation in quake-hit area in SW China

2012-09-11 08:40:10 GMT2012-09-11 16:40:10(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

An excavator dismantles a building to restore traffic in a landslide-affected section of a road leading to quake-hit Luozehe Township, in Yiliang County, Zhaotong City, southweat China's Yunnan Province, Sept. 11, 2012. A heavy downpour has hit Yiliang early Tuesday morning, triggering floods to cut off roads and force thousands to evacuate. Landslide and mud-rock flows triggered by the rain also aggravated the disaster relief work in Yiliang, where multiple earthquakes have claimed 81 lives since Sept. 7. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

An excavator works to restore traffic in a landslide-affected section of a road leading to quake-hit Luozehe Township, in Yiliang County, Zhaotong City, southweat China's Yunnan Province, Sept. 11, 2012. A heavy downpour has hit Yiliang early Tuesday morning, triggering floods to cut off roads and force thousands to evacuate. Landslide and mud-rock flows triggered by the rain also aggravated the disaster relief work in Yiliang, where multiple earthquakes have claimed 81 lives since Sept. 7. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

An excavator dismantles a building to restore traffic in a landslide-affected section of a road leading to quake-hit Luozehe Township, in Yiliang County, Zhaotong City, southweat China's Yunnan Province, Sept. 11, 2012. A heavy downpour has hit Yiliang early Tuesday morning, triggering floods to cut off roads and force thousands to evacuate. Landslide and mud-rock flows triggered by the rain also aggravated the disaster relief work in Yiliang, where multiple earthquakes have claimed 81 lives since Sept. 7. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

An excavator works to restore traffic on a landslide-affected section of a road leading to quake-hit Luozehe Township, in Yiliang County, Zhaotong City, southweat China's Yunnan Province, Sept. 11, 2012. A heavy downpour has hit Yiliang early Tuesday morning, triggering floods to cut off roads and force thousands to evacuate. Landslide and mud-rock flows triggered by the rain also aggravated the disaster relief work in Yiliang, where multiple earthquakes have claimed 81 lives since Sept. 7. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

An excavator works to restore traffic on a landslide-affected section of a road leading to quake-hit Luozehe Township, in Yiliang County, Zhaotong City, southweat China's Yunnan Province, Sept. 11, 2012. A heavy downpour has hit Yiliang early Tuesday morning, triggering floods to cut off roads and force thousands to evacuate. Landslide and mud-rock flows triggered by the rain also aggravated the disaster relief work in Yiliang, where multiple earthquakes have claimed 81 lives since Sept. 7. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)

A heavy downpour has hit Yiliang early Tuesday morning, triggering floods to cut off roads and force thousands to evacuate. Landslide and mud-rock flows triggered by the rain also aggravated the disaster relief work in Yiliang, where multiple earthquakes have claimed 81 lives since Sept. 7.

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