CHONGQING -- Four people have been killed and 27 others injured in landslides
triggered by heavy rains in Yunyang county, in southwest China's Chongqing
Rainstorms began to lash Yunyang on June 16 and have caused more than 140
landslides, leading to the destruction of more than 1,000 kilometers of roads,
869 houses and 2,500 hectares of crops, said a local government official on
Monday. Nearly 1,600 people have been evacuated.
Direct economic losses caused by landslides stand at more than 100 million
yuan, according to the Yunyang disaster relief office.
The Yunyang government has stepped up monitoring of areas prone to landslides
and dispatched 11 work teams comprising more than 1,000 officials to towns and
villages to aid the disaster relief work.