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Emergency rescues in flood stricken E China

Updated: Aug 21,2014 5:46 PM     

A speedboat makes a quick getaway, taking people to safety in Lishui, East China’s Zhejiang province, on Aug 20, 2014. The local maritime department utilized rescue boats to transport victims after the station became isolated by storm-triggered floodwater. Days of torrential rain have left parts of the city and neighboring towns and villages under meters of water. [Photo/IC]

A resident and his pig on a home-made bamboo raft in floodwater around East China’s Zhejiang province, on Aug 20, 2014. [Photo/IC]

Three men ride a home-made raft past a governmental building in Zhejiang province, on Aug 20, 2014. [Photo/IC]

Boats loaded with victims leave the cut-off station in Lishui, East China’s Zhejiang province, on Aug 20, 2014. [Photo/IC]

Hundreds of travelers are evacuated from the flood-engulfed Lishui railway station in East China’s Zhejiang province, on Aug 20, 2014. [Photo/IC]

A rescuer assists a young girl from the flooded train station into a boat in Lishui, East China’s Zhejiang province, on Aug 20, 2014. [Photo/IC]

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