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Landslide halts Yangtze River cruise

26 October 2011
A landslide in Chongqing municipality blocked part of the Yangtze River's navigation route on 21 October, forcing the cancellation of a river cruise, Xinhua reported local authorities as saying.

The landslide happened in Wushan county, said an officer with Chongqing's armed police headquarters who joined the river clean-up and helped evacuate tourists.

Although there were no casualties, the officer said cruise and ferry services were cancelled between Wushan and Yichang, located at the site of the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei province.

Yangtze Maritime Safety Authorities have identified 22 hazardous spots where landslides are likely and warned vessels to avoid them.

     
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