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6 backpackers rescued from Wuyi Mountain

SIX backpackers from Shanghai unable to make their way out of the mountains in east China’s Jiangxi Province were rescued by 11am today, Xinhua news agency reported.

None of them were injured during the Chinese New Year holiday trip, the report said.

Local police were called at 1pm yesterday and they immediately sent out 50 rescuers to search for the backpackers in Wuyi Mountain in Jiangxi’s Shaorao city. It was not immediately clear whether they had become lost or why they had not returned.

The six backpackers, including one female, entered the Dushujian peak area of Wuyi Mountain on Wednesday. They could not contact anyone as the mobile phone signal was weak in mountain area, police said.

The 2,128-meter peak is the second-highest summit of Wuyi Mountain. Few people hike at the peak because it is considered steep and dangerous.

Wuyi Mountain is a range in Fujian and Jiangxi provinces. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



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