Big land goes down - level 3

Big land goes down - level 3

31-07-2013 14:00

Dramatic footage as a landslide sweeps away 28 houses and 6 hectares of farmland in China's Sichuan Province.

More than 1,400 villagers in the Caopo 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, police officers and local officials helped move villagers to safety with rescue efforts still under way to relocate the remaining 2000 residents.

Difficult words: pour (flow rapidly), slope (side of a mountain), be under way (be in progress).

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