-- A total of 16,000 people were evacuated
after heavy rain burst a dam in north
China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on
reservoir, with a capacity of 3.55 million
cubic meters, burst at 8.15 in in Ar Horqin
county of Chifeng city, Inner Mongolia, a
spokesman of the local government said.
16,000 people in four towns downstream were
affected, and had been relocated as of
Wednesday afternoon, the spokesman said.
far, no casualties have been reported, the
heavy rain hit northern Ar Horqin county
since Monday, with a maximum downfall of
reservoir burst had flooded over four
million mu (about 267,000 hectares) of
grassland and tore down houses.
Rainstorms earlier hit the Xing'an League, a
large rural area in eastern Inner Mongolia,
from June 20 to 22, killing five and
affecting more than 90,000 people.