Mudslide cuts off 1,500 people in Tibet

July 6, 2013 at 11:39 AM

LHASA, Tibet, July 6 (UPI) -- Heavy rains in China's Tibet Autonomous Region triggered mudslides that blocked in more than 1,500 people and 300 cars, rescuers said Saturday.

Two mudslides struck in succession some time after 9:30 p.m. Friday, China's official Xinhua news agency reported.

Traffic on one section of road in Bomi's Niutagou region was halted due to the mud, rescuers said.

No casualties had been reported as of Saturday.

Rescuers were working Saturday to clear mud from streets.

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