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    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, PAP Qinghai Corps activated the emergency response mechanism to arrange for flood control and emergency rescue.

    The squadron PAP 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. By 5 p.m. Friday, 18 people had been found dead in the disaster, while 20 missing persons had been rescued and 13 others are 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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