Yellow River’s Flood Water Pours Into Town in Northern China

Xinhua reports from Inner Mongolia:

Flood water is pouring into a town in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region after sections of the main embankment of China’s second longest river — the Yellow River — collapsed, local authorities said on Thursday afternoon.

About 13,000 people in six villages on the southern bank were evacuated from their homes to the Kubuqi desert, around 10 kilometers from the town, on Wednesday night.

The few remaining people, including the rescuers, were moving out as the water moved into the town at about 5 p.m., a Xinhua reporter on the scene has learned. No casualties have been reported.

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