Armed police extricate elders from flash floods in SE China

20:29, June 23, 2010      

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A squad of armed policemen come to extricate the three elder villagers stranded by precipitous rainfalls which has leveled all the houses, at Jiatou Village, Dagan Town, Shunchang County, southeast China's Fujian Province, June 21, 2010. An octad of armed policemen directly under the command of the Fujian Armed Police Corps took immediate rescue and relief mission by trudging barefoot over the 30-km-long mountainous paths for some 7 hours to extricate the elders to security belt. Torrential downpours have triggered flash floods, caused rivers to swell, inundated crops, and disrupted traffic and telecommunications across the south and east China. The county seat of Shunchang has been besieged by floods, as all the roads leading to the county seat were cut off. Telecommunications and Internet were cut off. Water and electricity supplies in some districts were also cut off. (Xinhua/Lin Zhengrong)

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