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.