They’ve been called the worst floods in a decade, causing tens of billions of dollars in damage, killing at least 928 people and causing another almost 500 to go missing. And with more rains coming to all parts of the country, China can only brace itself for more devastation.
As if landslides, collapsing bridges and the Three Gorges Dam constantly being put to the test weren’t bad enough, just today, flood waters washed 3000 barrels of explosive chemicals into a major waterway in Jilin Province. So far no contamination has been detected, but the government is scrambling to recover them as quick as possible.
Through all this, photographers have been taking pictures that are testament to the power of these waters. And as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Here are the most awe inspiring and chest clenching ones we’ve found on the Chinese internet.
For more photo galleries, Netease has combined all of its pictures of the floods onto one page