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Hundreds of millions of lives near the Three Gorges Dam are at stake

Three Gorges Dam (Image: Global Times)
Three Gorges Dam (Image: Global Times)

About 400 million Chinese could be life-threatening when heavy rains threaten to break the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric project.

According to Australia's 7news page, the Chinese government confirmed that the dam was still intact.

However, an irrigation expert announced in a foreign press last weekend that the Three Gorges Dam could break at any time.
 Flood waters turn the bridge into an impressive waterfall (Image: Shanghaist)

Flood waters turn the bridge into an impressive waterfall (Image: Shanghaist)

The warning was given amid detailed information about eight children drowned after being washed away in the Fu River - upstream of the Three Gorges Dam, on Sunday (June 21).

According to SCMP, seven children, mostly girls, were killed trying to save a boy who had fallen into the river in the morning. The Fu River, located near Chongqing City, is home to over 30 million people.

All eight children were students at an elementary school, playing near the Fu River at the time. This river has 'swelled' up to 50m in width after heavy rain fell.

In the Chutian Metro daily newspaper of Wuhan, people said that it is possible that the entire body will not be found.  
On June 22, Chongqing issued a red alert about floods. This is the first time since 1946, a warning about a super flood in history was issued. Up to now, more than 40,000 people have been evacuated.

The social network is now full of images of the entire building being washed away by the water, cars being submerged, and the streets becoming fast flowing rivers.

Taiwan News reported that storms and storms have affected the lives of 8 million people along the Yangtze River and caused serious damage to the Chinese economy.

China in Focus news network in the US on June 22 reported that up to 400 million lives at the end of the Three Gorges Dam could be life-threatening, including those living in megacities such as Wuhan, Nanjing and Shanghai.

Chinese-German irrigation company Wang Weiluo earlier this week said the design, construction and quality control of the Three Gorges Dam were done by the same team. He also said that the work was completed very quickly.

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