Rain-triggered mudslides block 1,500 in Tibet

Updated: 2013-07-06 19:01


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LHASA - Over 1,500 people and 300 vehicles were blocked after two mudslides stopped road traffic in Bomi County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, rescuers said Saturday.

Two rain-triggered mudslides occurred successively after 9:30 pm Friday, halting traffic on a road section in Bomi's Niutagou region, said rescuers.

As of 3:30 pm Saturday, no casualties had been reported.

The debris flow, about 12,000 cubic meters, covered a road section of about 120 meters.

Rescuers and large equipment have been sent to clear the road.