CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Rainstorm disrupts life in Nanjing

07-14-2010 14:30 BJT Special Report:Rainstorm Batters Large Parts of China |

Watch Video

Play Video

Rain is continuing to pound Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu province. The downpour has caused disruption and danger with soldiers mobilized to help with rescue and relief work.

Heavy rain caused some roads to flood in the city up to a depth of 40 centimeters. Vehicles had to pass in a single line.

Some cars broke down with their drivers waiting for help to arrive.

With landslides a risk on Tiger and Mufu Mountains, relocating residents is the local government's main concern. Police have visited people living on the mountain, advising them to move to safer areas.

Several have agreed and left their homes on Tuesday night, but others refused. Policemen are keeping a close eye on the situation.

A policeman of Baota bridge police station, said, "Baota bridge police station has arranged security personnel to tour the area day and night. If the situation is going to get worse, they will tell the residents and help them to leave."

In Hebei village, continuous rainfall has flooded hundreds of households. More than 60 firefighters are helping drain the water.

The work is difficult as the underground pipe is blocked by rubbish.

The work continues into the evening and it's not until 9pm that firefighters get their first meal.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.cn

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