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Heavy rains force the evacuation of 60,000 people in the Chinese province of Sichuan

According to the Chinese government, more than 60,000 residents of the Chinese province of Sichuan in the center of the country had to be evacuated due to the heavy rains that devastate the western basin of the Yangtze and the eastern part of the plateau. .

Persistent rainfall has caused 31 tributaries and rivers in the province to cross alert, and farmland, transportation, water protection and other infrastructure have suffered varying degrees of damage in different parts of the province, including the capital Chengdu and the cities of Deyang and Mianyang.

However, there are no records of deaths or missing persons so far, the provincial flood control and drought mitigation bureau said in a statement from the official Chinese news agency Xinhua.

Heavy rains force the evacuation of 60,000 people in the Chinese province of Sichuan
Heavy rains force the evacuation of 60,000 people in the Chinese province of Sichuan

The province’s meteorological observatory issued a yellow storm alert at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, just before a level III emergency response protocol was activated for flood control, the third heaviest on the list of warnings.

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