Published July 21, 2013
BEIJING – Several tourists have been injured by falling rocks at a scenic site in northern China.
A woman reached by phone at the management office of the Jinsixia Gorge in Shaanxi province said more than 10 tourists were hurt in Sunday morning's accident at the site. Two of the injured were in critical condition.
The woman didn't know the exact number of injured or whether there were any foreigners among them. She said the area had been hit by heavy rain recently.
She said the rocks crashed through a cliff-side walkway and fell onto the heads of a group of tourists. The gorge was closed to visitors following the accident.
The woman declined to be identified, as is common among Chinese bureaucrats.
Jinsixia boasts natural attractions such as caves and forests.