Over 59,000 armed policemen join rescue work after floods

Source: XinhuaEditor: Dong Zhaohui
2016-07-24 22:53

Armed police ram wood piles to reinforce the dyke of Poyang Lake in Jiujiang City, east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2016. (Xinhua)

BEIJING, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Over 59,000 armed police have joined flood rescue work in China, helping to relocate more than 88,000 people across the country.

Wang Qilong of the Chinese Armed Police Force (CAPF) headquarters said 16 CAPF corps, seven divisions and other troops joined the work, using 590 inflatable motor launches.

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.

Heavy downpours and resultant floods in many parts of China have killed hundreds of people nationwide.

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