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President Xi orders more troops to fight floods

Reporter: Zheng Chunying 丨 CCTV.com

07-07-2016 05:02 BJT

As China faces the devastating floods, thousands of soldiers have been dispatched to help with the relief efforts. And they have undoubtedly become the true heros, without whom the miraculous rescues couldn't have been possible.

Severe flooding across central and southern China continues to force thousands of people from their homes.

President Xi Jinping has ordered the PLA and the armed police force to send more troops to support flood control and disaster relief in areas battered by rainstorms.

As the water levels kept rising, more than 2,700 troops from Hubei's armed police units with 95 vehicles and speedboats have reached the severely flooded areas. And they are the ones who have inspired tales of heroism.

Heroes, silver lining in China floods

Heroes, silver lining in China floods

Working in the rain and mud for days, soldiers risk their lives to carry countless numbers of sacks. They stay on the frontline to help resist the flood and evacuate the residents.

18-year-old Zhu Jianhui is one of them.

"We haven't taken any rest from morning till now. All of us carry sacks, I didn't know the exact number, about two hundred sacks each. We feel more and more powerful now."

And there are many muddy heroes like Zhu Jianhui always ready to do anything to save lives, without complaining.

"Although I'm muddy, and very tired, I'm delighted to contribute to the safety of the residents."

The continuous rainstorm has turned places such as Jiangsu and Anhui provinces into a world of waters.

In Jiangsu Province, more than five hundred armed policemen are fighting floods in different areas. They have successfully transferred about a thousand people to safety.

The soldiers have also inspired local residents to contribute to the rescue operations. Some volunteered to provide food and water, others even fought shoulder to shoulder with the soldiers.

With the power of the brave heroes, we believe that people can surely win this battle against the flood. Fingers crossed for all of them.

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