Sichuan floods push thousands to evacuate

Authorities in #Sichuan province, southwestern #China, activated the highest level of #emergency response on Tuesday, as hundreds of thousands have been evacuated amid the largest floods in decades.
Drone footage shows the devastated city of Leshan, where residents can be seen crowding the flooded streets, some navigating submerged intersections on a raft.
Meanwhile, authorities in Mianyang parked an 8,100-tonne cargo train on a railway bridge to weigh the structure down and stabilise it in the face of the Fu river’s surging waters.
Heavy rain battered the region over the weekend, causing 31 rivers in Sichuan to exceed warning levels.

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