China News Service, July 21. According to the official Weibo of the Central Theater of the People’s Liberation Army, on July 20, a 20-meter breach occurred at the Yihetan Dam in Yichuan County, Luoyang City, Henan Province. The river embankment was severely damaged and the dam was severely damaged. May collapse at any time.
At the request of the People's Government of Yichuan County, in accordance with the order of the Central Theater, a chemical defense brigade of the 83rd Group Army was dispatched urgently to assist the blasting and flood diversion mission.
The brigade is a national-level professional emergency response force for flood fighting and rescue. It has participated in major rescue and rescue missions such as the Yangtze River flood fighting in 1998 and the earthquake fighting in 2008.
Up to now, the rescue is still continuing.