Saturday, June 6, 2009

Landslide in China

President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao have ordered the local authorities to spare no efforts to save those people buried in a fatal landslide in the southwest city of Chongqing.A geological investigation led by Chongqing land resources authorities found that about 1.5 million cubic meters of Jiwei Mountain massif slumped 600 meters down, filling a 200-meter wide valley, where Wujiang, a tributary of the Yangtze River, runs through.Seven people were pulled out from the debris as of Friday evening, and three of them have not escaped life danger as of Saturday morning, said Qu Qian, director of the Chongqing Municipal Health Bureau.

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