China’s Three Gorges Dam to see largest ever flood peak since construction; 100,000 people evacuated

Over 100,000 people were evacuated from the upper reaches of China’s Yangtze river as flooding threatened a 1,200-year-old World Heritage Site. Volunteers and police used sand bags to protect the 71-metre (233-foot) Leshan Giant Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southwestern Sichuan province, as muddy water rose over its toes for the first time […]