Hundreds Evacuated From Severely Flooded Hospital in Xinxiang, China

More than 1,000 patients and medical staff were evacuated from a hospital in Xinxiang, China, on Monday, July 26, after severe flooding caused power and water outages at the facility.

According to local media, 132 towns in Xingxiang were impacted by heavy flooding as of Sunday.

This video released by China Fire shows rescue efforts at the Xinxiang Medical University No.1 Affiliated Hospital on Monday.

The first clip and second clip, at 15’31’’, shows masses being transferred out of the hospital where the highest floodwaters reached over two meters (about 6.6 feet), according to the fire department. Doctors are seen carrying patients to safety along with about 100 soliders who were dispatched to the scene, according to the video’s recorder.

The third clip, at 16’50’’, shows Beijing firefighters traveling across Jianshe Road where floodwaters reached two meters on Monday afternoon, China Fire wrote in a caption.

In Zhejiang province, typhoon In-Fa made landfall on Monday, downing trees and flooding roads. As of noon on Sunday, more than 1.5 million people across the province were forced to evacuate. Credit: China Fire via Storyful

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