Heroic rescue operations in flooded areas

Source: Globaltimes.cn - Agencies Published: 2016/7/6 17:57:58

Highlights: Days of heavy rain caused floods along the Yangtze River and its tributaries, forcing the evacuation of 1.34 million local residents, according to Xinhua. As the severity of the flooding worsened, members of the People’s Armed Police were dispatched on flood relief missions, contributed greatly to ongoing rescue operations.

  • Jiao Lei, a soldier in Anhui Province’s Anqing, takes a rest after a 19-hour shift fighting against the flood, on July 3. Photo: CFP

  • Workers show off their muddy hands after conducting urgent electrical repairs in Hunan Province’s Xiangxi, on June 26. Photo: CFP

  • A soldier works to clear a flooded house in Jiangsu Province’s Yancheng, on June 25. Photo: CFP

  • Soldiers carry bags to help stop the spread of the flood. Photo: People’s Daily on Weibo.com

  • A soldier covered head to toe in mud takes a break from fighting the flood. Photo: People’s Daily on Weibo.com

  • Rescuers help residents trapped by the flood to evacuate in Hubei Province’s Wuhan, in the early morning of July 2. Photo: CFP

  • Rescuers evacuate residents trapped near a low-lying primary school in Anhui Province’s Xuancheng, on June 20. Photo: CFP

  • Rescuers evacuate trapped residents by boat in Anhui Province’s Hefei, on July 2. Photo: CFP

  • Soldiers construct a dam using bags of sand and stones in Yangxin county, Hubei Province’s Huangshi, on June 28. Photo: CFP

  • Rescuers evacuate a wheelchair-bound elderly man with the help of a wooden boat in Anhui Province’s Anqing, on July 2. Photo: CFP

  • Soldiers transport bags of stones to a dam along the Yangtze River in Lujiang county, Anhui Province’s Hefei, on July 5. Photo: CFP

  • Rescuers evacuate residents by boat in Anhui Province’s Wuhu, on July 1. As Wanjiang reservoir overflowed, hundreds of downstream residents were hit with severe flooding. More than 100 soldiers and eight boats were employed in the emergency rescue efforts. Photo: CFP

  • Soldiers use ropes to attempt to cross a river swollen by a dam break in Yangxin county, Hubei Province’s Huangshi, on June 28. Photo: CFP






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