Qinghai PAP Corps sends troops for flood emergency rescue

Armed policemen assigned to the Xining Contingent under the Qinghai People’s Armed Police Corps rescue local people besieged by floods in Datong county, Qinghai province, Aug. 18, 2022.

XINING, Aug. 19 — According to the Weixin official account of the Chinese People’s Armed Police (PAP), in the early morning of Aug. 18, Datong County under the jurisdiction of Xining, the capital of northeast China’s Qinghai Province western China), was hit by mountain torrents and landslides due to continuous heavy rains, with local residents besieged by the floods. After receiving the flood information report, the Qinghai PAP Corps activated the emergency response mechanism to make arrangements for flood control and emergency rescue.

The PAP squadron stationed in Datong County dispatched 19 armed police and 2 vehicles to join the disaster rescue for the first time. At 1:00 p.m. on August 18, 200 military reinforcements sent by the PAP Xining contingent arrived in the area affected by the mudslide to carry out search and rescue and dredging operations.

By 6:40 p.m. on August 18, the armed police had rescued and transferred more than 50 victims and assisted in the excavation of 4 remains.

As of 5 p.m. Friday, 18 people had been found dead in the disaster, while 20 missing people had been rescued and 13 others were still missing. Qinghai Province has activated Level I Emergency Response to deal with the disaster, and PAP task forces are still engaged in rescue operations.

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