The walled China’s Xi’an appears to be the latest victim of the massive flooding that has ravaged much of China over the past two months.
The city was suddenly hammered by intense rains.
The metrological department issued an orange warning on multiple occasions.
Chinese state-run mouthpiece Cnwest described the torrential downpour as a sudden “baptism” of rain
Video footage showed many roads turned into rivers with water up to waist level.
Some people can be seen using inflatable rafts and kayaks to get around, while others make ridiculous attempts to drive their vehicles when half submerged.
Xi’an sits on the Wei River, which is the largest tributary of the Yellow River, already the scene of extensive flooding, indicating that many communities downstream will inevitably be affected as well.
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