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Two dams in Inner Mongolia collapse after heavy rain
Published: Jul 19, 2021 08:18 PM
A dam in Hulun Buir City in North China's Inner Mongolia reportedly collapsed on Sunday because of heavy rain since Saturday. No injuries have been reported. Photo: Tencent Video

A dam in Hulun Buir City in North China's Inner Mongolia reportedly collapsed on Sunday because of heavy rain since Saturday. No injuries have been reported. Photo: Tencent Video



Two dams in Hulun Buir City in North China's Inner Mongolia were reported to have collapsed on Sunday because of heavy rain since Saturday, but no injuries have been reported.

On July 18, the dams on the open spillway of Yong'an Reservoir and Xinfa Reservoir in the Daur Autonomous Banner of Morin Dawa, were breached and collapsed as the water level of the Nuomin River continued to rise because of heavy rain, according to People's Daily.

The dam collapse reportedly affected 16,660 people, flooded 325,622 mu (21708.1 hectares) of farmland, and destroyed 22 bridges, 124 culverts, and 15.6 kilometers of highways.

At 8 pm on Sunday, the national flood control administration issued a third-level emergency response and sent a working group to the scene to guide and assist local emergency management.

Local citizens were evacuated to safe places before the collapse, and no casualties have been reported as of press time.

The peak of the flood has passed and the economic losses are still being counted.
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