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A 1200-year-old 233-foot Buddha statue endangered by floods in Sichuan province. However, now the flood waters have receded and the feet of the statue are reappearing.
- So far 200 people have died due to floods and many are missing
- According to officials, there was a loss of $ 25 billion.
These days, floods in China are disturbed. More than one lakh people have been evacuated to safer places due to the Yangji River flooding in southwest China. Also, the 1200-year-old Buddha statue of 1200 years old in Sichuan province has been threatened.
Gates have been opened in the Three George Dam in Central China when the water level rises.
To save the Buddha statue, the police and local people are putting together packets filled with sand to slow down the flow of water and prevent the statue from being cut. For the first time since 1949, the flood waters have reached the statue's toes. However, as of Wednesday, flood waters have receded slightly in Sichuan. The feet of the Buddha statue have reappeared.
Floodwaters in Bikou town of Longnan city in Gansu province, China. Helicopters have also been deployed to evacuate people.
25 billion dollar loss due to flood
According to the report of China's official People's Daily Newspaper, there have also been incidents of landslides due to floods. Five people have gone missing in Yunnan province here. 21 vehicles parked at a square in Yibin, Sichuan, suddenly collapsed into the pothole after a road collapse. So far 200 people have died and many are missing in floods across China. According to officials, the floods have caused a loss of about $ 25 billion (Rs. 1876 billion).
Rescue workers evacuating people in Nejiang, Sichuan province.
The Yangji Water Resource Commission had on Tuesday declared a red alert for flooding. The Yangtze River has had the most terrible floods since 1981. The lowlands of the historic city of Siakiko are covered with water to the roofs.