7,000 soldiers deployed to fight floods in east China

July 14, 2020

BEIJING - More than 7,000 army soldiers have been deployed to the eastern part of China for flood control and emergency rescue operations.

China's state newsagency, Xinhu,a, reports that more than 3,800 soldiers were sent to Jiujiang City and Poyang County in Jiangxi Province, where they were tasked with patrolling, reinforcing embankments, and transferring residents affected by floods.

In flood-stricken Tongling City in Anhui Province, more than 1,000 army soldiers have been working around the clock to strengthen dikes and help evacuate affected residents to safety.

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