21 killed, 4 missing as heavy rain hits Central China

By LI HONGYANG | China Daily | Updated: 2021-08-13 09:15
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Floods caused by heavy rain hit Xiangyang, Hubei province, Aug 12, 2021. [Photo/IC]

Huang Ming, minister of emergency management, arranged the work via livestream. Huang asked the rescue team to make all-out efforts to rescue trapped people and race against time. He also urged grassroots forces to carry out inspections, promptly survey the situation in disaster-hit areas and plug disaster prevention loopholes. He told the team to resettle trapped people while carrying out epidemic control measures.

On Wednesday, floodwaters on a road in Shanghai's Huangpu district reached a depth of 25 centimeters. Firefighters used pumps to drain the water, local media reported.

Meanwhile in Anhui, flooding inundated farmland near Erlang, a town in Susong county, local media reported.

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