China flood update: Big floods come and Dam failure on a major river in Heilongjiang | Dam collapse




Dam failure in northeastern China occurs because of flooding during storms for several days.
Extensive floods that hit the Mudanjiang River cause a dam to break down in Yilan district, a suburb of Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, China, on September 11, Xinhua News Agency news.
The broken section of the dam on the Mudanjiang River reaches about 80m.
The dam failure on the Mudanjiang River occurred after several consecutive stormy days in the area. Mudanjiang River has a length of more than 700km, flowing through two provinces of Heilongjiang and Jilin province of China.
Information about the dam failure in Heilongjiang, Xinhua said, officials evacuated residents just before dangerous floods threatened. They evacuated residents in two riverside villages to safe locations. They recorded no casualties following the dam failure.
The worst floods since 1998 that China has faced this year caused losses of up to 29 billion USD. On 9/11, Asia Insurance Review quoted a Chinese official.
The 2020 Chinese floods affected nearly 70 million people across 28 cities, said Li Kumgang, an official at China's Ministry of Emergency Management.
According to him, about 751 rivers in China exceeded alarming levels, and the situation in some big rivers, including the Yangtze River, the Yellow River, and large lakes like the Taihu Lake ... led to floods.
"This is the first time that the three major river basins have experienced a flood greater than the average in the region since 1998," said Li, warning of the risk of further flooding in China during the season.

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