China floods: Over 59,000 policemen join rescue work

Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Over 59,000 police have joined the rescue work in China after heavy rain and floods in China’s Hebei Province killed 130 people, a media report said on Sunday.

At least 16 Chinese Armed Police Force corps, seven divisions and other troops joined the work, using 590 inflatable motor launches to relocate more than 88,000 people across the country, Xinhua news agency reported.

The armed police have worked on over 375 km of dikes, repaired almost 1,000 km of roads and dredged over 80 km of river courses.

At least 110 others are still missing. Heavy rainfall lashed Hebei from July 18 to 20, causing flash floods in mountains and serious waterlogging in some cities.



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