Rain disrupts rail traffic in southwest China

Updated: 2018-07-09

  A rain-triggered landslide buried a section of a railway line in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality early Friday, disrupting services of more than a dozen trains.

  Early Friday morning, a flash flood triggered a landslide, bringing about 3,000 cubic meters of dirt and rocks onto the railway tracks between Pengshui and Gaogu, said China Railway Chengdu Group. Co., Ltd.

  Railway authorities have closed the section of the line that connects Chongqing and Huaihua and sent workers to clear the debris in a bid to restore traffic.

  Three trains have been cancelled and four trains have shortened their trips and backtracked. Another seven trains were delayed.

  Torrential rain has also battered east China's Jiangxi Province since Thursday night, inundating some low-lying urban and rural areas and forcing the relocation of 16,311 people in the cities of Jingdezhen and Shangrao.

  Flood control authorities in Jiangxi have ordered to evacuate more people to safety to avoid casualties from potential flooding and other rain-triggered disasters.

  Source: China.org.cn

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