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Lifeline to remote town cleared in Sichuan

08-23-2010 14:11 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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After nine days' efforts, workers have cleared the only road linking to a remote mountain town in flood-ravaged Sichuan Province. The 23-kilometer road from Hanwang Town is the only access to Qingping.

Workers are using stones from the nearby mountains to build the roadbed. More than a thousand workers and 200 earth movers have been working from both ends of the road. Work has been repeatedly interrupted by floods and mudslides. Traffic is expected to resume Monday evening, allowing relief supplies to reach some 6 thousand stranded villagers.

 Cranes are used to finish repairing the last part of a landslide-hit road in Mianzhu City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Aug. 22, 2010. As rescuers have resumed the road to Qingping village of Mianzhu City Sunday, relief supplies could be sent to all landslide-hit areas after heavy rain triggered mudslides in Sichuan on Aug. 13. (Xinhua/Wang Ping)
 Cranes are used to finish repairing the last part of a landslide-hit road in 
Mianzhu City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Aug. 22, 2010. As rescuers 
have resumed the road to Qingping village of Mianzhu City Sunday, relief supplies 
could be sent to all landslide-hit areas after heavy rain triggered mudslides in 
Sichuan on Aug. 13. (Xinhua/Wang Ping)

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