PHOTOS River in spate as heavy rains lash NW China province

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River in spate as heavy rains lash NW China province

Xinhua

06:52, August 19, 2020

A rescuer drives a bulldozer to clear debris on the Wuguan section of the Lanzhou-Haikou Expressway in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 17, 2020. Week-long torrential rains in Gansu Province have led to a tributary of Yangtze River flowing above danger-level as local authorities battle various rain-triggered disasters including mountain torrents, landslides and mudflows. By Monday, rains damaged 3,303 km of roads in the city of Longnan, disrupting traffic on 497 roads. More than 38,000 people have been relocated in Longnan. (Photos: Xinhua)

A rescuer drives a bulldozer to clear debris on the Wuguan section of the Lanzhou-Haikou Expressway in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 17, 2020. Week-long torrential rains in Gansu Province have led to a tributary of Yangtze River flowing above danger-level as local authorities battle various rain-triggered disasters including mountain torrents, landslides and mudflows. By Monday, rains damaged 3,303 km of roads in the city of Longnan, disrupting traffic on 497 roads. More than 38,000 people have been relocated in Longnan.

Local traffic police carry out rescue work in Wudu District of Longnan City, northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 17, 2020. Week-long torrential rains in Gansu Province have led to a tributary of Yangtze River flowing above danger-level as local authorities battle various rain-triggered disasters including mountain torrents, landslides and mudflows. By Monday, rains damaged 3,303 km of roads in the city of Longnan, disrupting traffic on 497 roads. More than 38,000 people have been relocated in Longnan.

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 17, 2020 shows a flooded section of a national highway in Longnan City, northwest China's Gansu Province. Week-long torrential rains in Gansu Province have led to a tributary of Yangtze River flowing above danger-level as local authorities battle various rain-triggered disasters including mountain torrents, landslides and mudflows. By Monday, rains damaged 3,303 km of roads in the city of Longnan, disrupting traffic on 497 roads. More than 38,000 people have been relocated in Longnan.

Local traffic police rescue a stranded vehicle in Wudu District of Longnan City, northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 17, 2020. Week-long torrential rains in Gansu Province have led to a tributary of Yangtze River flowing above danger-level as local authorities battle various rain-triggered disasters including mountain torrents, landslides and mudflows. By Monday, rains damaged 3,303 km of roads in the city of Longnan, disrupting traffic on 497 roads. More than 38,000 people have been relocated in Longnan.

Local traffic police rescue a stranded vehicle in Wudu District of Longnan City, northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 17, 2020. Week-long torrential rains in Gansu Province have led to a tributary of Yangtze River flowing above danger-level as local authorities battle various rain-triggered disasters including mountain torrents, landslides and mudflows. By Monday, rains damaged 3,303 km of roads in the city of Longnan, disrupting traffic on 497 roads. More than 38,000 people have been relocated in Longnan.

Local traffic police rescue a stranded vehicle in Wudu District of Longnan City, northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 17, 2020. Week-long torrential rains in Gansu Province have led to a tributary of Yangtze River flowing above danger-level as local authorities battle various rain-triggered disasters including mountain torrents, landslides and mudflows. By Monday, rains damaged 3,303 km of roads in the city of Longnan, disrupting traffic on 497 roads. More than 38,000 people have been relocated in Longnan.

A man wades through a waterlogged road in Wenxian County of Longnan City, northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 17, 2020. Week-long torrential rains in Gansu Province have led to a tributary of Yangtze River flowing above danger-level as local authorities battle various rain-triggered disasters including mountain torrents, landslides and mudflows. By Monday, rains damaged 3,303 km of roads in the city of Longnan, disrupting traffic on 497 roads. More than 38,000 people have been relocated in Longnan.

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 17, 2020 shows a landslide on a national highway in Longnan City, northwest China's Gansu Province. Week-long torrential rains in Gansu Province have led to a tributary of Yangtze River flowing above danger-level as local authorities battle various rain-triggered disasters including mountain torrents, landslides and mudflows. By Monday, rains damaged 3,303 km of roads in the city of Longnan, disrupting traffic on 497 roads. More than 38,000 people have been relocated in Longnan.

Rescuers search and rescue trapped people in Wenxian County of Longnan City, northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 17, 2020. Week-long torrential rains in Gansu Province have led to a tributary of Yangtze River flowing above danger-level as local authorities battle various rain-triggered disasters including mountain torrents, landslides and mudflows. By Monday, rains damaged 3,303 km of roads in the city of Longnan, disrupting traffic on 497 roads. More than 38,000 people have been relocated in Longnan.

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