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Floods force 120,000 people to evacuate in China's Shanxi

Updated: Oct 11,2021 09:48    Xinhua
Aerial photo taken on Oct 10, 2021 shows the flood-affected Yellow River beach near Lianbo village in Hejin city, North China's Shanxi province. More than 120,000 people have been temporarily evacuated after continuous downpours triggered floods in North China's Shanxi province, authorities said on Oct 10. The floods have disrupted the lives of 1.76 million residents from 76 counties, cities and districts, according to the provincial department of emergency management. Some 190,000 hectares of crops were damaged and more than 17,000 houses collapsed, the department said. Emergency management departments of various levels have allocated 4,000 tents, 3,200 folding beds as well as cotton clothes and quilts for disaster relief. [Photo/Xinhua]

TAIYUAN — More than 120,000 people have been temporarily evacuated after continuous downpours triggered floods in North China's Shanxi province, authorities said on Oct 10.

The floods have disrupted the lives of 1.76 million residents from 76 counties, cities and districts, according to the provincial department of emergency management.

Some 190,000 hectares of crops were damaged and more than 17,000 houses collapsed, the department said.

Emergency management departments of various levels have allocated 4,000 tents, 3,200 folding beds as well as cotton clothes and quilts for disaster relief.

Aerial photo taken on Oct 10, 2021 shows the flood-affected Yellow River beach near Lianbo village in Hejin city, North China's Shanxi province. [Photo/Xinhua]
Aerial photo shows rescuers fortifying temporary dyke against the flood at Lianbo village in Hejin city, North China's Shanxi province, Oct 10, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]
Rescuers fortify temporary dyke against the flood at Lianbo village in Hejin city, North China's Shanxi province, Oct 10, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]
Aerial photo shows rescuers fortifying temporary dyke against the flood at Lianbo village in Hejin city, North China's Shanxi province, Oct 10, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]
Rescuers fortify temporary dyke against the flood at Lianbo village in Hejin city, North China's Shanxi province, Oct 10, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]
Aerial photo shows rescuers fortifying temporary dyke against the flood at Lianbo village in Hejin city, North China's Shanxi province, Oct 10, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]
Rescuers fortify temporary dyke against the flood at Lianbo village in Hejin city, North China's Shanxi province, Oct 10, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]
Aerial photo shows rescuers fortifying temporary dyke against the flood at Lianbo village in Hejin city, North China's Shanxi province, Oct 10, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

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