2021-07-24

A breach in the Weihe River embankment in Jun County, Henan Province is currently preparing to block it

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China News Service, Hebi, July 24 (Reporter Zhang Qin) About one kilometer from Xinzhen Bridge, Junxian County, Hebi City, Henan Province, a breach occurred on the north bank of the Weihe River on the evening of the 22nd, causing many nearby villages and farmlands to be flooded. Fortunately, The villagers moved safely in time. The reporter learned at the scene of the breach on the afternoon of the 23rd that at present, many rescue forces including China Aneng and Hebi Detachment of the Armed Police have been preparing for the blockade.

A breach in the Weihe River embankment in Jun County, Henan Province is currently preparing to block it

Near Xinzhen Bridge in Jun County, Hebi City, the rescue team transferred trapped residents to a safe area. Photographed by Zhang Qin

For the past few days, many parts of Henan have been hit by heavy rains. Hebi City in the northern part of the province has experienced multiple rounds Heavy rainfall. According to villagers in Xinzhen Township, the continuous rainfall caused the water level of the Weihe River flowing through Xinzhen Township, Jun County to rise continuously. On the evening of the 22nd, the Weihe River embankment, which had been soaked in rain for many days, broke, and floods continued to rush to nearby villages and villages. Farmland, especially Pengcun, Houcun and other villages were the most severely affected.

A breach in the Weihe River embankment in Jun County, Henan Province is currently preparing to block it(1)

The breach has been filled in by Zhang Qin, a truck carrying a stone.

After the breach occurred, the local officials and the masses took timely measures and contacted the rescue forces of all parties to transfer the disaster-stricken people. The reporter saw on the scene that the breach had been filled with several trucks of stone and heavy trucks, but due to the turbulent water flow, the breach could not be blocked yet.

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The left bank of the breach is undergoing road consolidation and widening. Photo by Zhang Qin

According to Ye Xiaopei, the site commander of China Aneng Group, the width of the breach is about 40 meters. Due to the narrow embankment and the soft road surface, it is not conducive to Heavy equipment enters. At present, all front-line forces are organizing to widen and consolidate the dam road, while studying and judging the danger, and determining the blocking plan.

A breach in the Weihe River embankment in Jun County, Henan Province is currently preparing to block it(3)

Rescuers transporting sand and gravel Photograph by Zhang Chang

Just as the reporter was interviewing on site, the earth embankment section on the right bank collapsed several times at the breach. Ye Xiaopei told reporters that after a long period of soaking, the bottom of the dam was continuously washed away by floods, which may cause a larger area of ​​collapse at any time, leading to the expansion of the breach width. At present, the most important thing is to use large stones or fixed sandbags to stabilize the section and create passage conditions for large equipment to enter the site.

A breach in the Weihe River embankment in Jun County, Henan Province is currently preparing to block it(4)

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p >Dozens of heavy-duty trucks assembled on site. Photographed by Zhang Chang

At around 19:00 on the same day, the sand, gravel, steel cages and other materials used to seal the breach near Xinzhen Bridge were ready, and dozens of heavy-duty trucks were ready. The truck assembly is complete. (End)