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Residents relocated after dam breach at China’s second-largest freshwater lake

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Rescue staff seek for stranded residents with boats after waters breached a dike at Dongting lake and led to flooding in Huarong County of Yueyang, Hunan province, China, on July 6, 2024.
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Around 5,700 residents had been relocated after waters breached a dike at China’s second-largest freshwater lake within the south of the nation, whereas rescue staff rushed to comprise additional injury from outflows, Chinese state media mentioned on July 6.

More than 2,300 rescue personnel had been working to construct a second line of defence for floodwaters after Friday’s breach throughout a 226-metre (740-foot) space in Hunan province, China Central Television reported.

No one had been harmed as of early Saturday, experiences mentioned.

Footage from state media confirmed a wave of water surging by a breach within the dike previous a number of overturned lorries, into swimming pools engulfing a number of homes.

Heavy rainfall pounded elements Hunan province earlier this week, inflicting the Miluo River in Pingjiang county to swell to its highest in 70 years.

Local authorities responded by activating the utmost emergency response stage. State media confirmed giant elements of cities waterlogged and stranded individuals being rescued on boats.

Water ranges at Poyang Lake in Jiangxi province had been additionally being carefully watched, China’s Ministry of Water Resource mentioned on Tuesday.

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