China Blows Up Dam to Ease Flooding



To ease the flood risk, China has blown up a dam in Anhui province, in eastern China.


It was meant to relieve flood pressure. Heavy rains continue to flood the region.


The weather situation in China is dire, so far flooding has left over 140 people either dead or missing. Millions of people have been affected by flooding according to Chinese officials.


The dam on the Chu river was destroyed with explosives on Sunday. A move that is expected to drop water levels by 70 cm.


The Yangtze or Yangzi is the longest river in Asia, the third-longest in the world.