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Sunday 20 April 2014

Dramatic footage: Villagers run for their lives while mountain collapses around them

Residents are evacuated after a massive landslide ravages a village in southwest China.

Dramatic footage as a landslide sweeps away 26 houses and  six acres of farmland in China's Sichuan province.

More than 1400 villagers in the township have been evacuated after rocks and earth poured down a mountain slope, blocking a river and turning it into a barrier lake.

Hundreds of soldiers and police officers and local officials helped to move villagers to safety, with rescue operations still underway to relocate the remaining 2,000 residents.

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