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Over 43,000 people battle flood in China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

More than 43,000 people in China's central Hubei province have been affected by floods triggered by a recent spell of heavy rainfall.

In Jingmen city, 76 households threatened by the flooding have been evacuated.

A recent spell of rainfall and increasing discharge of water from the Danjiangkou reservoir on the Hanjiang river, a tributary of the Yangtze river, have caused the flooding.

Over 43,000 people in the province have been battling the flooding since the National Day holiday stating October 1, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

Construction of projects and shipping services have been suspended. Floodwater has been released from 146 swollen reservoirs, the report said.

As a result, water levels at the Jingmen section of the river have exceeded the warning levels.

The city activated a Grade-IV response on Wednesday and a higher Grade-III response on Thursday, which meant stepping up flood prevention work such as dam checks and public announcements, the report added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, October 08 2017. 20:57 IST