A rescuer stands on a flooded street in the historical town of Fenghuang, central China's Hunan province, July 16, 2014. Continuous rain has flooded the ancient town since Monday night. As of Tuesday, more than 120,000 locals and tourists were evacuated, and more than 4,000 shops in the town were affected. (Xinhua/Bai Yu)
Flooding inundates historical town, stops trains
CHANGSHA, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Continuous rain in central China's Hunan Province has flooded the historical town of Fenghuang and forced train operations to be suspended.
As of Wednesday morning, more than 1,200 rescuers were helping to move tourists and residents out of the ancient town, said a spokesman with the Fenghuang County flood control and drought relief headquarters.Full Story