Thou­sands moved over ge­o­log­i­cal risk

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

More than 30,000 res­i­dents in Sichuan prov­ince were re­lo­cated af­ter a month­long check for threats of ge­o­log­i­cal in­sta­bil­ity, ac­cord­ing to lo­cal au­thor­i­ties. The check was con­ducted by more than 2,000 in­ves­ti­ga­tors in 176 coun­ties, af­ter a land­slide left 83 dead or miss­ing in Maox­ian county in late June. The in­ves­ti­ga­tors ex­am­ined about 38,000 ex­ist­ing sites with a risk of ge­o­log­i­cal dis­as­ter and found more than 4,000 new sites. The re­lo­cated res­i­dents came from 671 sites iden­ti­fied as be­ing in im­mi­nent dan­ger.

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