Deadly rockslide on Maoxian County highway in Sichuan, China

Deadly rockslide on Maoxian County highway in Sichuan, China

A deadly rockslide occurred on a section of the No. 213 National Highway in Maoxian County of Sichuan Province, China on July 17, 2014. According to Xinhua news agency, some 3,000 cubic meters of dirt and stones struck nine vehicles.  

Eleven people were confirmed dead and 19 others seriously injured.

The rockslide was captured on the dashboard camera of a nearby vehicle:

On the same day, a rain-triggered landslide in southwest China's Guizhou province buried eight people. Days of heavy rain also caused the landslide in Dakuo Village of Zhijin County in the city of Bijie. 

Many parts of the Guizhou province are flooded. More than 91 000 people have been relocated after weeks of heavy rainstorms.  Eight people have been killed in floods so far, three are still missing. 

Featured image: Youtube screenshot (Credit: Lucilio)

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