Landslide in China, June 2017

In June 2017, extremely heavy rainfall caused the side of a mountain to collapse and bury the riverside village of Xinmo in Maoxian county of Sichuan Province. Experts say that this is the biggest landslide in west China since the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008 - the landslide covered 62 homes in rock and mud, with more than 120 people losing their lives. 

In response, the IHG Foundation donated funds to support the local community through the China Soong Ching Ling foundation. The funds are being used to educate and train local schools, in the mountain villages, to be better prepared for when the next disaster strikes.

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