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Five rescued from China flood

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 00:48

May 10 - Five men stranded in a flash flood are rescued by firefighters in China's Sichuan province. Lily Grimes reports.

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Stranded by flash floods, these five men in the Chinese province of Sichuan await rescue. The workers had been trying to cross a channel near the city of Leshan, according to state media. (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) EYE WITNESS, ZHANG FENG, SAYING: "They drove down there at 8 o'clock this morning on their way to work, and then the water came and it was too late.'' Several attempts to reach the men with a rope fail. But a fishing rod does the trick. A firefighter crosses to the men who pull themselves across the raging torrent. This man has a close call but all five make it safely to the river bank. Summer flooding is common in southern China, sometimes killing hundreds of mostly rural residents.

Five rescued from China flood

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 00:48

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