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Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 37,232: health authorities

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Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 37,232: health authorities

2024-06-14 09:00 Last Updated At:10:07

The Palestinian death toll from the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip has risen to 37,232, health authorities in the enclave said on Thursday.

The Israeli army killed 30 Palestinians and wounded 105 others in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of injuries to 85,037 since the outbreak of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in October 2023, the health authorities said in a statement.

Israeli military spokesperson Avichay Adraee said in a statement on Thursday that Israeli forces continued to engage in combat operations in the southernmost Gazan city of Rafah and the central Gaza Strip.

Over the past 24 hours, Israeli forces continued raids and eliminated "terrorists" in face-to-face clashes, the statement noted, adding they eliminated more than 10 "terrorists" in central Gaza in the last few hours, including a "terrorist" who participated in the Oct. 7, 2023 attacks.

Israel launched a large-scale offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip to retaliate against a Hamas rampage through the southern Israeli border on Oct. 7, 2023, during which about 1,200 people were killed and around 250 were taken hostage.

Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 37,232: health authorities

Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 37,232: health authorities

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Rescue work underway as torrential rains batter parts of China

2024-07-15 05:24 Last Updated At:06:27

Local governments in areas hit by recent downpours in China are intensifying efforts to rescue residents trapped by floods, as torrential rains persist across some regions in the country.

On Saturday, heavy rainfall in Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, led to urban waterlogging and landslides in some areas. The local firefighters swiftly responded to rescue operations. Firefighters transferred residents trapped in low-lying areas to safe place promptly, especially the elderly with mobility difficulties.

Rubber boats were also used to rescue and transport stranded passengers from cars as floodwaters inundated the streets. Water suction pumps were deployed to drain water from waterlogged residential areas, ensuring the safety and convenience of affected residents.

In addition, a landslide caused by the heavy rainfall sent a large amount of soil and gravel downhill, blocking the exit routes of a residential building at the foot of the hill and trapping residents inside. local firefighters quickly entered the building to conduct emergency search and rescue operations, successfully evacuating five stranded individuals.

As rainfall persisted in Neijiang, a level-III emergency response for flood control was implemented on Sunday morning.

In addition to Neijiang, some parts of Xinyang City in central China's Henan Province were hit by recent torrential rains, with rainfall peaking at 58.1 mm per hour. On Saturday afternoon, Zhaopeng Village in Shangcheng County experienced rising floodwaters, trapping elderly people and children in their homes. Local rescuers swiftly responded, using rubber boats to transfer the trapped villagers or carry them on back to safety.

As of Sunday morning, heavy rainfall continued in Xinyang, prompting the local meteorological station to issue an orange alert for rainstorms.

China has a four-tier flood-control emergency response system, with Level I being the most urgent response, and a four-tier, color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe warning, followed by orange, yellow, and blue.

Rescue work underway as torrential rains batter parts of China

Rescue work underway as torrential rains batter parts of China

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