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Tibet highway reopens after landslide

06-14-2011 13:41 BJT Special Report:This is Tibet |

LHASA, June 14 (Xinhua) -- A pivotal highway in southwest Tibet Autonomous Region reopened Monday night, approximately 12 hours after a rain-triggered landslide disrupted traffic.

Traffic resumed on the highway linking Tibet with neighboring Sichuan Province at 8:20 p.m., after rescuers cleared all debris of the landslide that covered more than 30 meters of the road, said a spokesman with the armed police in Tibet's Nyingchi County.

The landslide occurred in the mountainous county at around 8 a.m. Monday, trapping more than 100 people in at least 60 vehicles, he said.

Twenty-five officers were mobilized to clear almost 900 cubic meters of debris with an excavator and two loading machines.



Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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