Baby Rescued From Building During Flash Floods

Story ByLee BullenSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a 5-month-old baby in an orange wash basin is rescued from a building during flash floods.

According to local media, numerous coastal cities in the south-eastern Chinese province of Guangdong were seriously affected by over 12 hours of heavy rain, causing flash floods in Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Zhongshan.

The port city of Zhuhai recorded overnight rainfall of 48.3 centimetres (19 inches), according to reports.

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In the village of Daxin just outside the city, a five-month-old baby was filmed being rescued from a flooded building by firefighters who placed the tot in an orange wash basin.

Later the same day, the fire brigade confirmed that the rescued infant had been taken to a safe location with his family.

In some parts of the area, the water level reportedly reached depths of up to 1.5 metres (59 inches) and some residents needed help being evacuated from their homes.

In another clip, an elderly woman is seen being helped into a dinghy by firefighters.

Meanwhile, the Chinese government has raised the rain warning to red, considered the most serious level, and launched a high-level response to the emergency situation.

In the neighbouring autonomous region of Guangxi, heavy rain and flash floods also affected many areas. 

According to weather forecasts in the region, heavy rain and flash floods are expected to continue until the end of May.

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