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Dam damage puts affected region in dange

By Hou Liqiang | | Updated: 2021-07-23 13:30
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Torrential floods triggered by days of continuous downpours have reportedly damaged a section of a dam on the Weihe River in Hebi, Henan province, on Thursday evening, leaving many villages in danger.

The authorities dumped several trucks of stones to stop the water, however, the effort failed, the 21st Century Business Herald quoted unnamed villagers as saying in a report on Friday morning.

The news was also reported by online news platform Jimu. But there has been so far no official confirmation from local governments.

Quoting an unnamed official, the news platform said no casualties occurred thanks to timely evacuation of all villagers.

It described the situation in several villages very grim based on videos it got, adding that all parts except roofs of some buildings are submerged.

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