CHONGQING, July 9 (Xinhua) -- About 15,000 people were evacuated from their homes Friday after torrential rains left two townships in southwest China in flood waters up to 1.2 meters deep.
|Cars run on a waterlogged road in Jiangbei District of Chongqing municipality, |
southwestern China, July 9, 2010. The heaviest thunder storm since the flood
season began hit main urban zone of Chongqing on Thursday morning. The municipal
flood control authority started a warning system for seriously heavy rain.(Xinhua/Chen Cheng)
No casualties were reported in the flash floods that affected Fenshui Township and Sanzheng Township in Wanzhou County, near the massive Three Gorge Dam project.
A county government spokesperson said more than 6,000 homes were submerged in Fenshui and about 600 houses were destroyed.
The heavy rain also triggered mountain torrents and landslides, said the spokesperson.
- Storms and floods hit central, SW. China 2010-07-09