- CNTV English - CCTV News

Emergency repairs start at the Xiangjiang River

06-26-2010 13:13 BJT Special Report: Rainstorm Batters Large Parts of China |

Watch Video

Play Video

Emergency repairs have started at the Xiangjiang River in Central China's Hunan province. A dyke patrolman found a swelling leak along the Yanjiagang section in Xiangtan county.

Water from the leak submerged four villages and one resident community in three hours.

The local government and provincial military command have mobilized thousands of people soldiers to plug the dyke.

A water conservancy expert figures the outside sluice gate of the Yanjiagang dyke has been deformed by high pressure of the past crest.

1,200 residents have been moved to safety. Authorities are considering the best way to plug the leak, as emergency repairs continue.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source:

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program