Emer­gency Re­sponse Ac­ti­vated For Landslide

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Chi­nese au­thor­i­ties on Fri­day ini­ti­ated a na­tional emer­gency re­sponse to a landslide which caused the for­ma­tion of a bar­rier lake in the bor­der area of Sichuan Prov­ince and Tibet Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion in south­west China.

The China Na­tional Com­mis­sion for Disas­ter Re­duc­tion and the Min­istry of Emer­gency Man­age­ment jointly ac­ti­vated a lev­elIV emer­gency re­sponse, the low­est level, on Fri­day at 3pm, the min­istry said in a state­ment. The landslide struck at about 7am Thurs­day in the bor­der area of Sichuan and Tibet, form­ing a bar­rier lake near a sec­tion of the Jin­sha River.

By 2pm Fri­day, more than 21,000 peo­ple had been re­lo­cated in Sichuan and Tibet, ac­cord­ing to lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.

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