China evacuates 6,300 after landslide threatens school, roads

A landslide buried a road and threatened a school in a major city in southwestern China, prompting the evacuation of more than 6,300 students and residents, a news report said Saturday. No injuries were reported. The landslide occurred Thursday in the industrial metropolis of Chongqing, the government's Xinhua News Agency said. It said monitoring of the hillside alerted authorities to the impending slide, allowing them to clear the area before it hit. Some 4,200 students at the nearby Fuling No. 5 Middle School were sent home as a safety measure and nearby residents were evacuated, Xinhua said.