Many Dixi residents had to rely on friends and neighbours with boats to rescue them from their flooded homes. Jiangxi. Photo: Tom WangMany Dixi residents had to rely on friends and neighbours with boats to rescue them from their flooded homes. Jiangxi. Photo: Tom Wang
Many Dixi residents had to rely on friends and neighbours with boats to rescue them from their flooded homes. Jiangxi. Photo: Tom Wang

Chinese floods bring back memories of 1998 for stricken villagers

  • More than 4,000 people died when heavy rains and burst riverbanks inundated communities 22 years ago
  • And for the people of the east China village of Dixi it’s happening all over again

Topic |   Extreme weather in China
Many Dixi residents had to rely on friends and neighbours with boats to rescue them from their flooded homes. Jiangxi. Photo: Tom WangMany Dixi residents had to rely on friends and neighbours with boats to rescue them from their flooded homes. Jiangxi. Photo: Tom Wang
Many Dixi residents had to rely on friends and neighbours with boats to rescue them from their flooded homes. Jiangxi. Photo: Tom Wang
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