XINXIANG, China: Trucks carrying water and food streamed into the city at the centre of flooding that had killed at least 63 people including 12 in the inundated subway system, with five people missing.
It was believed that at least 8,876 homes collapsed leaving residents in hunger and devastated. It said more than 1.1 million people had been relocated to safer areas.
Trucks dropped off food supplies and other goods at a stadium in Xinxiang. Volunteers were seen distributing water and supplies to the residents in need.
China had also sent more emergency supplies in support of local flood control and disaster relief work. A total of 2 million woven bags, 1.52 million square meters of woven fabric, and 700,000 square meters of geotextile were allocated from national reserves to Hunan, while 65,000 disaster-relief items, including blankets and folding beds, were sent to Anhui and Jiangxi. At least 10 batches of flood-prevention supplies and 195,000 items of relief supplies had been dispatched to local authorities by the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, the MEM, and the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration.
News credit and photos: AP