Beijing, Oct 18 (AP) China says around 6,000 people have been evacuated following a landslide in Tibet that blocked the flow of one of the region’s key rivers.Also Read - Highlights India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Match : IND Win By 73 Runs, NZ Whitewashed 3-0

The local emergency response bureau said a barrier lake was formed on the Yarlung Tsangpo, the headwater of India’s Brahmaputra River, following the Wednesday morning collapse of a cliff side in the deep valley through which the river flows. Also Read - Highlights | India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Match: IND Beat NZ By 7 Wickets, Clinch T20I Series

No deaths or injuries have been reported and the bureau said China has been keeping India updated on the situation. Also Read - Highlights IND vs NZ 1st T20I Match: Suryakumar Yadav's Fifty & Rishabh Pant's Gutsy Knock Guide India Home

The landslide struck near a village in Menling County and water in the lake had risen to a height of 40 meters (131 feet).

With its towering peaks and glaciers, Tibet is the source of numerous Asian rivers, adding to China’s strategic influence over its southern neighbors.(AP) AMS

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.