Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Five rescued from China flood

Stranded by flash floods, these five men in the Chinese province of Sichuan await rescue. The workers had been trying to cross a channel near the city of Leshan, according to state media. (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) EYE WITNESS, ZHANG FENG, SAYING: "They drove down there at 8 o'clock this morning on their way to work, and then the water came and it was too late.'' Several attempts to reach the men with a rope fail. But a fishing rod does the trick. A firefighter crosses to the men who pull themselves across the raging torrent. This man has a close call but all five make it safely to the river bank. Summer flooding is common in southern China, sometimes killing hundreds of mostly rural residents.

© DailyMotion -

Comment on this article!
To post a comment, we encourage you to become a member of® or log in if you are already a member. You can still post your commentwithout registering, but you will need to fill your personal information each time.

Become a member (free)   |   Log in

Postings are subject to the terms and conditions of®. Before submitting your message , you must read the Terms and conditions of® and agree to them by checking the box below.
Your name:
  I have read and agree to the Terms and conditions of®.
Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter