More than 500 unmovable relics damaged in floods in China

Photo taken on June 9, 2019 shows flood-hit Paixing Village of Zaizhong Township in Yongxin County, east China's Jiangxi Province. The China National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) jointly activated a level-IV emergency response on Sunday after rainstorms triggered floods in east China's Jiangxi Province. (Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

BEIJING, Jul 19, 2020, Xinhua. More than 500 unmovable cultural relics have suffered damage due to recent floods in southern China as of Thursday, according to the National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA), ECNS reported.

Regions along the Yangtze River have seen the most severe relics damage, said Song Xinchao, deputy head of the NCHA, noting that several ancient bridges, city walls, and buildings were destroyed.

Song said the NCHA has allocated 3.5 million yuan (about 500,000 U.S. dollars) in funds to affected areas for the relics rescue work, calling on local governments and relevant departments, as well as the public, to support the work.

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