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Canada Floods in China: The Luoyang Dam "can yield from one moment to another»

13:32  21 july  2021
13:32  21 july  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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The Yihetan Dam in Luoyang, a city of about 7 million people "can yield from one moment to another" as part of the bad weather that strikes China, warned the Chinese army on Tuesday, July 20th .

The Chinese army warned Tuesday against the imminent risk of rupture of a dam in the center of the country, subjected to diluvian rains which have made at least three deaths.

The regional command of the People's Liberation Army explained in a statement that a 20-meter breach had appeared this day in the Yihetan Dam in Luoyang, a city of about 7 million people in the Henan region. .

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"The dam can give in from one moment to another" , he warns.

Soldiers sent for an emergency action

The army announced having sent soldiers to conduct emergency action including blanking and flood deviation.

Zhengzhou, huge metropolis located about 700 kilometers southwest of Beijing, it was placed on Tuesday on a red alert. This is the highest level of alert for meteorology in China.

CCTV national television has shown streets of the city submerged by a huge muddy water stream, while inhabitants with water to the knees pushed their vehicle in flooded arteries.

Zhengzhou meteorological services mentioned the strongest rainfall in a day since the beginning of the surveys 60 years ago.

According to the daily life of the people, these bad weather has caused the collapse of houses. At least one person has found death and two others are missing. The local media also reported the death of two other people after the collapse of a wall. No official balance sheet was available immediately.

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The authorities closed the metro, flooded, and removed hundreds of flights at the city airport.

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videos on social networks, whose authenticity has not been verified, have shown passengers in a metro wagon, suspended from the handles, while the water arrives at the shoulders, and Other standing on the seats.

Images broadcast by CCTV public television have also shown water invading the desert wharf of a metro station. The firefighters of Zhengzhou indicated on the Chinese social network Weibo that passengers were rescued for blocked trains.

A passenger also told Weibo that rescuers had opened the roof of his wagon to allow evacuation, one by one, passengers. Other images showed a passenger sitting on the roof of his wagon half overwhelmed by the waters in a tunnel.

10,000 people evacuated

More than 10,000 people have been preparedly evacuated in recent days, Tuesday indicated Tuesday the Henan authorities who felt earlier in the day the damage to several million euros.

Floods occur each summer in China because of seasonal rains.

But the threat has increased in recent years, particularly because of the construction of dams or stream deviations that have sometimes cut the connections existing between the adjacent rivers and lakes, and prevented the trop- Full of water to spread in the plains.

Last year, record floods in the southwestern country had ravaged roads and caused the evacuation of tens of thousands of inhabitants.

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