Death toll in E China reservoir breach rises to 10

10-08-2012 Source:Xinhua

Photo taken on Aug. 10, 2012 shows the flooded Wushan Village of Heping Town in Changxing County, east China's Zhejiang Province. An embankment failure occurred Thursday in Wushan village as a result of downpour-triggered internal soil erosion. The subsequent flood drowned 333 hectares of land and caused a blackout that affected 7,000 households. Some 2,300 residents have been evacuated. Zhejiang has been lashed by downpours after the Wednesday landfall of Typhoon Haikui.

 

Rescuers evacuate a resident after the dam of the Shenjiakeng Reservoir breached in Daishan County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Aug. 10, 2012. The death toll from a flood that occurred Friday morning following the breach of the Shenjiakeng Reservoir has risen to ten, local rescuers said. The flood also injured 27 people. Zhejiang has been lashed by downpours over the last few days with the arrival of typhoon Haikui, which landed in the province early Wednesday morning.

 

A man stands in front of the collapsed rainwater pooling dam of the Shenjiakeng Reservoir in Daishan County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Aug. 10, 2012. The death toll from a flood that occurred Friday morning following the breach of the Shenjiakeng Reservoir has risen to ten, local rescuers said. The flood also injured 27 people. Zhejiang has been lashed by downpours over the last few days with the arrival of typhoon Haikui, which landed in the province early Wednesday morning.

 

Rescuers look for missing people after the dam of the Shenjiakeng Reservoir breached in Daishan County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Aug. 10, 2012. The death toll from a flood that occurred Friday morning following the breach of the Shenjiakeng Reservoir has risen to ten, local rescuers said. The flood also injured 27 people. Zhejiang has been lashed by downpours over the last few days with the arrival of typhoon Haikui, which landed in the province early Wednesday morning.

 

Source: Xinhua

Editor: Hao Jing





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