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One killed, one injured after rockslide in Yosemite National Park

| Updated: October 25, 2017 00:40:13


Spectators look at El Capitan, a rock formation above Yosemite Valley. (AP photo) Spectators look at El Capitan, a rock formation above Yosemite Valley. (AP photo)

One person has died and another has been injured by a rockslide at Yosemite National Park in the western US state, California.

A park spokesman said the rocks fell from El Capitan, a rock formation above Yosemite Valley, on to a popular hiking trail shortly before 14:00 local time (21:00 GMT).

The park remains open and visitor services are not affected.

El Capitan is the world's largest granite monolith and one of the best-known landmarks in Yosemite.

In a statement, the park said the rockslide occurred in an area popular with climbers.

"The release point appears to be near the 'Waterfall Route', a popular climbing route on the East Buttress of El Capitan," it said.

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