Chinese Firefighters Rescue Residents Trapped by Flooding

22 days ago

Firefighters rescued residents trapped by severe flooding in the Sanshan District of Wuhu, China, on July 12, footage shows.

This video, shared by the Fire and Rescue Bureau for the Ministry of Emergency Management, shows firefighters calling out as an inflatable craft moves through water that is almost to roof level of some buildings.

Authorities said eight residents were rescued in the area after water levels exceeded three meters when Longwo Lake overflowed.

The South China Morning Post, citing official figures, reported that by July 11, almost 34 million people were affected by floods, with at least 140 reported dead or missing across 27 mainland provinces. Credit: China Fire via Storyful

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