The landslide hit on Sunday in Hubei province, Xinhua reported, inundating 37 homes and a primary school with rocks and mud. Residents
Nearly 830,000 people in Hubei have been affected by heavy rain that has poured down on the area since Friday.
Landslides in the area are occurring more frequently in recent years as the water level rises in the dam’s 410-mile-long reservoir. Experts
say that water is seeping into loosely packed soil and rocks, making them heavier and wetter, which can trigger landslides on steep slopes
rising from the Yangtze River.
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