Night of the Dandong Flood

In the northeast Chinese city of Dandong, more than 64,000 people were evacuated, the Xinhua state news agency reported. About 230 homes collapsed and some transport, power and communication links have been cut off,

Agence-France Presse (AFP) quoted the official news agency last weekend. Dandong is a Chinese border city of 2.4 million people, on the Yalu River, which forms the border between China and North Korea. The river began to rise to “untenable levels” during the night from August 20 to 21.

Under such unsettled conditions, an American guest in town found shelter in an inn which was hardly licensed to harbor foreigners.

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