Landslide disrupts railway traffic in central China

Torrential rains triggered landslide in central China’s Hunan Province Sunday evening, disrupting traffic on Hukun Railway, local authorities said Sunday.

Hukun Railway, linking Shanghai and Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, is a major rail line across eastern, central and southwest China.

The landslide, which occurred at 7:54 p.m. in Lianyuan City, Hunan, buried parts of the railroad track, according to sources with Guangzhou Railway (Group) Corporation.

Workers were dispatched to the spot to clean and repair the railway, local railway department said.

Xinhua