A total of 216 tourists trapped inside the scenic area of Hailuogou Glacier Park, located at the epicenter of the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Luding county in Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Monday, have been relocated to a safer place by rescuers, according to local authorities.
The only road to the scenic area was cleared Wednesday evening.
The road has previously experienced a partial cave-in, causing hundred of visitors to be trapped inside the popular tourist spot for more than 50 hours.
Many netizens have been worried about the safety of the stuck tourists and scenic areas of Hailuogou. Local authorities have responded, saying that the tourists are safe and the glaciers in the scenic area were not affected by the earthquake.
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