The mounting threat of a local reservoir dam that had cracked and collapsed in part of its structure after days of heavy rainfall has led to the evacuation of more than 7,000 residents in down stream area in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Soldiers and volunteers carry rocks to reinforce the Kama Reservoir dam in Luocheng County in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. [China National Radio]
The swelling floods caused by continuous rainfall started to overflow via the spillway of the Kama Reservoir dam Friday evening, but it also burst through the bottom of the dam, causing the collapse in part of the structure and making the dam in a shaky position, China News Service reports.
Floods overflow via the spillway and burst through the bottom of the Kama Reservoir dam, causing the collapse in part of the dam and making the whole structure in a shaky position. [Cnsphoto]
Soldiers and volunteers have been mobilized to reinforce the dam located in Luocheng County and latest reports said no more damage occured.
Courtsey:China.org.cn (CRI July 4, 2009)