Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

Source: Xinhua

Armed police destroyed the 3.7-kilometer-long embankment separating the Liangzi Lake and the Niushan Lake on Thursday to disperse surging floodwater.

  • Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

    Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

  • Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

    Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

  • Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

    Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

  • Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

    Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

  • Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

    Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

  • Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

    Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

  • Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

    Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

  • Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

    Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

  • Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

    Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

  • Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

    Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

  • Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

    Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

  • Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

    Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

  • Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

    Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

  • Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

    Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

  • Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

    Residents rest in makeshift shelters after dike blown up in central China

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Armed police destroyed the 3.7-kilometer-long embankment separating the Liangzi Lake and the Niushan Lake on Thursday to disperse surging floodwater. More than 1,600 residents who lived nearby have been transferred to makeshift shelters for further settlement.

Photo 1: Xu Ziyan, a child who has moved out from her former community with her family, sleeps in her grandma's arms at a makeshift shelter after the dike between the Liangzi Lake and the Niushan Lake was blown up in central China's Hubei Province, July 14, 2016.

Photo 2: Villager Hu Shengmei (back) plays with her son at a makeshift shelter in Shenghua primary school after the dike between the Liangzi Lake and the Niushan Lake was blown up in central China's Hubei Province, July 14, 2016.

Photo 3: Xu Rui, a child who has moved out from his a community with his family, plays at a makeshift shelter after the dike between the Liangzi Lake and the Niushan Lake was blown up in central China's Hubei Province, July 14, 2016.

Photo 4: Villager Yu Lan (C) rests at a makeshift shelter in Shenghua primary school after the dike between the Liangzi Lake and the Niushan Lake was blown up in central China's Hubei Province, July 14, 2016.

Photo 5: Villager Yu Lan (C) sorts out clothes at a makeshift shelter in Shenghua primary school after the dike between the Liangzi Lake and the Niushan Lake was blown up in central China's Hubei Province, July 14, 2016.

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