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China landslide: 700 evacuated from Hunan Province, no casualties reported

Heavy rain has lashed parts of Hunan Province since yesterday

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

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More than 700 residents of a central village were evacuated today as a was breached due to and

Heavy rain has lashed parts of Hunan Province since yesterday.

At a village in Yueyang County, rain-triggered clogged the floodway of a dam, causing a surge of water in the and collapsing of the wall, the local government said.

Dozens of houses were flooded, but there were no as all villagers were evacuated in time, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Across the province, trapped hundreds in the county of Pingjiang and the city of Jishou. occurred in Luxi County.

Water at a section of the has surged nearly seven metres in the past 24 hours.

The Hunan provincial weather forecast bureau said heavy rain will continue today.

First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 16:31 IST