Nearly 100 trapped in central China floods

Nearly 100 trapped in central China floods
# 17 August 2013 00:25 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Nearly 100 people in central China's Hunan Province have been trapped due to torrential rain that started hitting the province two days ago, local authorities said, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The trapped are from four villages in Lanshan County in the city of Yongzhou, according to the municipal government.

Precipitation in the past 36 hours has reached nearly 400 mm in some areas in the county. Water levels on the Shunshui River, which runs near the county, are above safe levels, the local government said.

Armed police and firefighters have been dispatched to rescue the trapped villagers.

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