At least 12 people were killed and about 7,000 were evacuated due to the flood wave that hit Sichuan Province in China. Heavy rain and the resulting rapid rise in water levels in the rivers led to landslides and washing up the highway, causing two cars to fall into the river.
Floods in the Chinese province of Sichuan. The element hit with redoubled force as a result of heavy rains that have not given residents peace since the beginning of June.
In the Mianning district of Sichuan, water washed over the highway, as a result of which two cars fell into the river. Five passengers were rescued, but two people were killed and another three were found missing.
Floods in China. Dramatic situation in Sichuan
Since the beginning of the wave of heavy rains, at least 78 people have died, according to data from the Ministry of Crisis Management. The element destroys crops, houses and other property. Its effects have been felt by 12 million people, and 700,000 were evacuated.
Photoreports from the region reveal flooded arable fields and rescuers wading through the waist, who in dramatic circumstances carry the inhabitants on their backs. Water also threatens the metropolis of Chongqing, where it rose 5 meters above the level considered safe.