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Four missing after rain triggered mountain torrents, landslides in China

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Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Torrential rains triggered mountain torrents and landslides in the city of Changji, northwest China's Xinjiang.

The landslides hit the region at about 6:50 p.m. Monday, leaving roads clogged and four people missing, according to local emergency response and fire departments, reports Xinhua news agency.

Police received reports of vehicles being trapped at around 7:55 p.m. Monday, and immediately launched rescue operations.

By 3 a.m. Tuesday, roads had been cleared, with trapped people and vehicles moved to safe locations.

Search and rescue efforts for the four missing people are still underway.

--IANS

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