Original title: two villages in Mianyang were flooded, more than 500 trapped villagers were transferred by hanging basket.
In July 11th, heavy rain in Mianyang continued. Two villages in Zhao Jia Ji area of Fucheng district were flooded, and nearly 500 villagers were affected. As the village's outer steel bridge was washed away, the two villages became isolated islands. Fortunately, the village is near the Fujiang bridge on the West Mian expressway. The rescue team used a crane to drop the basket from the bridge and transfer the villagers. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more than 300 villagers have been transferred, and more than 100 people are still waiting for help.
According to the head of the Fucheng emergency response office, the affected villages are Fucheng Tufeng town unity village and three counties Yongming town Changjiang village, a total of more than 500 people were trapped.
Reporters standing on Fujiang bridge, the river under the bridge is rushing, the two villages are floating on the water. According to the villagers, more than 8 in the morning housing began to be flooded, "the deepest place has waist waist, shallow places also have no knee." The only steel framed bridge between the village and the outside world has been washed away.
After 10 a.m., the Mianyang mechanical engineering emergency rescue team rushed to the scene for rescue. "There are no channels below. We can only choose to use the crane to rescue them on the bridge." Captain Chen Lin said. The reporter saw that the crane lowered the hanging basket from the Fujiang bridge, and the villagers took the hanging basket on the bridge, ten minutes each time, each time rescues 8 to 10 people.
Chen Lin said that as of 4 p.m., more than 300 people had been transferred and more than 100 were in the village. "Most of them are farmers, and they are not willing to leave their own livestock. Our staff are persuasion."
The head of the emergency office said that the heavy rain in Mianyang will continue to prevent the disaster from aggravating. They must transfer all the trapped villagers. It is reported that the trapped villagers will be sent to the city to seek refuge with their relatives and friends.
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Heavy rain echoed north and south, affecting many provinces in Sichuan.
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