Landslides mark the onset of rainy season in southwest China

Landslides mark the onset of rainy season in southwest China

Heavy rains marked the onset of the rainy season in China. The Landslide Blog reported an increase in landslides in China, specially in China's Yunnan Province. Massive landslide occurred at Tuohe village in Daguan County, Zhaotong City in Yunnan Province on June 28, 2014. 

Four villagers who were collecting herbs at the site were buried by the fallen mass of earth and rocks. Video bellow shows massive mudslide and rockfall that hit Tuohe village.

Another landslide caused by the heavy rains occurred at Sichuan Province. Days of rainstorms triggered a mudslide at a Wolong nature reserve which led to death of a wild panda. Since 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, mudslides often hit the reserve during rainy seasons, damaging the ecological system and threatening the survival of wild pandas. 

A landslides hit the Long'an village of Liping County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, June 28, 2014. Two people were killed by the rainstorm-triggered landslides.

A landslide also occurred on June 30, 2014, at Latudi village, Shangpa Town, Fugong County in Yunnan Province, and have killed two people and left a further 13 people missing.

Featured image: Youtube screenshot (Credit: ITN/Youtube)

Tags: china, landslide

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