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Typhoon Haikui aftermath continues to soak E. China

English.news.cn   2012-08-11 17:24:35            

BEIJING, Aug. 11 (Xinhuanet) -- Rain is still falling in Eastern China’s Jiangxi Province in the aftermath of Typhoon Haikui. The downpour has affected more than 130-thousand people and about 10-thousand residents have been relocated. It’s been raining in the city of Jingdezhen since Thursday, with flooding causing huge economic losses and traffic disruption.

The power of Typhoon Haikui is clearly being felt in Jingdezhen. Normally busy roads are flooded.

Houses are underwater too. Cai Liping sells dried fruit in a nearby market. She stores all her stock at home, and would rather stay to try and protect it than move to safety.

Cai Liping, dried fruit seller, said, "I am not willing to leave as I have so much stock here. If water submerges my house, I will lose everything. So I will stay here."

But after much discussion, the local authority finally persuaded her to leave.Rail services have also been disrupted.

Flooding has stranded 12 trains on the Wuhu-Guixi Railway line connecting Jiangxi and neighbouring Anhui province. In some areas, the water is as deep as 40 centimeters.

More than a thousand passengers were trapped for ten hours inside one train while repairs were carried out. Crew members provided food and water as they waited, before arranging alternative transport.

A passenger said, "I know the situation is beyond their control. But the crew have been resolving the problem and we are happy with that."Railway services later resumed.

According to the provincial meteorological station, rainfall will ease today.

(Source: cntv.cn)

Editor: Tang Danlu
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