Dams Blasted in China as a Response to Worst Flood This Summer

  • As per reports, authorities in central China blasted dam on Sunday to let out surging waters behind it amid extensive flooding across the country that has claimed lives in China. Visible on the state broadcaster CCTV, the dam on the Chuhe River in Anhui province was destroyed with explosives early Sunday morning, after which the water level was expected to drop by 70 centimetres (more than 2 feet). Seasonal floods strike China every year, especially in its central and southern regions, but has been especially severe in this summer.

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