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76 trapped people rescued in Sichuan Province

08-18-2010 08:22 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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Staying in mudslide-hit Sichuan Province. 76 people trapped in Mianzhu city have been rescued. Helicopters were brought in to search for victims, but due to bad weather, only food could be dropped to trapped residents.

It took several hours before the bad weather cleared, allowing helicopters to rescue all 76 people. Electricity has also been finally restored after more than 96 hours. The original underground transmission lines have been replaced with overhead ones, to protect them from further disasters.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.cn

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