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1 dead, 8 still trapped in SW China's flooded power station

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-01-13 01:53

CHENGDU - One was confirmed dead and eight were still trapped after a flooding occurred in the building of a power station in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous prefecture, Southwest China's Sichuan province, on Wednesday.

The flooding that took place at around 1:40 pm trapped 11 maintenance personnel in the power station. By 9 pm, two of them were rescued and one was confirmed dead.

Some buildings and vehicles around the power station were also flooded, and a section of a nearby national highway was cut off.

More than 400 people have been dispatched to rescue the trapped personnel, and 150 residents have been evacuated.

Rescue work is still underway.

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