Flooded road in China – level 3

06-08-2014 15:00

Firefighters have rescued dozens of people trapped on two busses after heavy rains caused flash flooding in east China.

The drama unfolded in Hefei City at noon when more than 10 vehicles including a private bus and a public bus became trapped after torrential rains created massive flash floods on a low-lying section of the road.

Most people abandoned their vehicles and fled to safety, but the bus passengers, many of who were the elderly or children, waited for firefighters.

This footage shows the rescue operation underway with ladders being used to help the passengers climb to safety.

The passengers were brought to safety after a forty-minute rescue operation. No injuries were reported.

Difficult words: dozens (a lot), drama (serious situation), unfold (happen), trapped (stuck), torrential rains (rains which bring a lot of water), underway (being carried out).

Source: www.itn.co.uk

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