Two Dams in China’s Inner Mongolia Collapse After Heavy Rain

Published July 19, 2021 104 Views

Two dams in China's northwestern region of Inner Mongolia have collapsed after torrential rain, the water ministry said on Monday, highlighting the safety risks posed by ageing infrastructure during the summer flood season.

The dams, in the Inner Mongolian city of Hulunbuir, collapsed on Sunday afternoon. They had formed reservoirs with a combined water storage capacity of 46 million cubic metres, the Ministry of Water Resources said.

People living downstream were evacuated, with no casualties reported, it said. 7-19-2021

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