One missing, six injured in SW China landslides

One person went missing and six were injured in two landslides in southwest China’s Yunnan Province on Saturday.

Torrential rains triggered two landslides in the Yuanmou County in northern Yunnan. A quake lake was formed along the Longchuan River in the upper reaches of the Jinsha River.

Roughly 1.26 million cubic meters of debris moved down the mountains nearby, forming a six-meter-deep lake, measuring 700 meters long and 300 meters wide. The lake put the lives of more than 8,000 people living downstream in danger, Chuxiong prefecture government said in a statement.

The residents had been relocated by Saturday.

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