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Tourists survive landslide in Dujiangyan

08-17-2010 14:36 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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Last week, heavy rain triggered a landslide in Dujiangyan city in Southwest China's Sichuan Province. One villager was killed.

Thousands of others were stranded in the mountains of Dujangyan, in Longchi town. 29 of them were tourists. They caught the mudslide on film.

The video shows the mudslide flowing from up to down. It filled the road, stranding the tourists on the mountain.

Some risked running to higher ground, as the water current was a little slow.

A tourist said, "The mudslide happened around 3 o'clock on that day. The highway has became a river mixed with cars, stones and trees, even pieces of the wooden houses."

29 tourists came to Feilai Peak in Dujiangyan last Friday morning. Then the landslide hit.

Some were hurt trying to escape.

Local villagers guided them on a six-hour climb to higher ground.

The tourists said they couldn't have made it without the villagers.

A tourist said, "Our feet were injured and our shoes were lost. Local villagers even gave us their shoes and barefooted themselves, they carried us."

With the help of the local government and villagers, the tourists returned home on Sunday.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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