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Two dams collapse in China’s Inner Mongolia region after torrential rain

 

  • The dams collapsed on 18 July, the water ministry said, highlighting the safety risks posed by ageing infrastructure during the summer flood season. 
  • They had formed reservoirs with a combined water storage capacity of 46 million cubic metres. 
  • People living downstream were evacuated, with no casualties reported, it said. 
  • According to Hulunbuir’s city govt, 16,660 people were affected, 21,708 hectares of farmlands flooded, and 22 bridges destroyed.