KUNMING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- One person went missing and six were injured in two landslides in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Saturday.
Torrential rains triggered two landslides in the Yuanmou County in northern Yunnan. A quake lake was formed along the Longchuan River in the upper reaches of the Jinsha River.
Roughly 1.26 million cubic meters of debris moved down the mountains nearby, forming a six-meter-deep lake, measuring 700 meters long and 300 meters wide. The lake put the lives of more than 8,000 people living downstream in danger, Chuxiong prefecture government said in a statement.
The residents have been relocated by Saturday.
The downpours also destroyed a 300-meter section of the Chengdu-Kunming Railway, and rail service will be suspended for the next five to six days, according to the Kunming Railway Bureau.
Repairs are currently underway.