Xinhua News Agency, Chengdu, August 15 (Reporters Li Like and Zhang Hailei) The "8.13" flash flood disaster in Longcaogou, Xiaoyudong Community, Longmenshan Town, Pengzhou City, Sichuan Province, caused a total of 7 deaths and 8 minor injuries.

After the incident, reporters rushed to the scene as soon as possible.

In the Longcao ditch, the reporter saw that protective fences and warning signs were set up on both sides of the river, and there were iron gates at the mouth of the ditch.

  Pengzhou is located in the northwest of Chengdu, close to the Longmenshan fault zone.

Longcaogou is not an open scenic spot, but a local hidden danger point of geological disasters. There were flash floods in 2015 and 2017.

  Before the incident, Longmenshan Town, Pengzhou City received a weather forecast that there were convective cloud clusters formed in the jurisdiction, which would be accompanied by short-term heavy rainfall.

"After we received the notice, we organized patrols to go to Longcaogou and Jinjiang River Beach to persuade tourists to leave." said Mu Bangfu, a staff member of the Longmenshan Town Community Development Office.

  "At that time, my friends and I were having a picnic and playing in the water in the ditch. When we saw a staff member warning everyone along the way that there might be risks, we immediately packed up and left, but there were still many people who didn't leave." Tourist Sun Xiaohui said.

  The reporter saw on the mobile phone of the staff of Longmenshan Town that recently, the Longmenshan Town work group has recorded pictures and videos of tourists going to Longcaogou and Jianjiang playing water every day, as well as the damaged fence. A record of multiple tissue patching.

  According to Long Chengyan, Secretary of the Party Committee of Xiaoyudong Community, Longmenshan Town, Pengzhou City, in order to discourage tourists from going down the river, the local area has set up protective nets and warning signs along the river last year, and regularly organized village cadres and volunteers to go down the river. Tourists tried to dissuade them, but there were still tourists who did not listen to the dissuasion and destroyed the purse seine to go camping and play in the water.

  The reporter noticed that since the flood season, the "7.12" of Pingwu County, "7.16" of Beichuan County and "8.13" of Longcaogou of Pengzhou City have occurred successively in Sichuan, and the situation of flood control and disaster relief is severe.

The reporter learned from the Sichuan Provincial Emergency Management Department on August 14 that the Sichuan Provincial Defense Office issued an emergency notice, requiring all localities to urgently investigate water-wading scenic spots that are prone to frequent dangers and wild scenic areas such as tidal flats and canyons within their jurisdiction, and organize multi-department joint development. Dynamic patrol, implement special personnel to watch and patrol at important points, and do a good job of warning.

  Relevant experts suggest that if you are in the wild, if you feel that you may be threatened by floods, you should move to the top of the mountain or high ground in an organized way in advance.

When the mountain is suddenly hit by flash floods, evacuate as quickly as possible.

  In particular, when leaving the scene, you should choose the nearest safe route to run laterally along the hillside, and do not run down the hillside or downstream along the valley exit.

In addition, the mountain torrents flow rapidly and rise fast, so don't swim easily to avoid being swept away by the torrents.