More than 300 soldiers from the Chinese People's Liberation Army gathered to aid central China’s Hubei Province, as incessant downpours have wreaked havoc across vast areas of the province. (Photos: People's Daily, compiled by Deng Jiaxin)
Soldiers are carrying sandbags to the bank to fight the break. At about 5 pm on July 8, the Jingzhu River levee in Hubei’s Huanggang City burst with a 40-meter long breach, threatening more than 10,000 mu of farmland and 6,000 people in four villages nearby.
Every soldier has a safety rope on their waist to prevent them from being washed away by the flood.
Soldiers hold the rope to make sure each other is safe.
At 5 in the morning, soldiers who had finished their shifts snuggled with each other for a short break on July 9, 2020.