In the event of a heavy storm, the roof of the archway fell, and 8 people were killed in the fall of the roof of the archway in Luquan District, Shijiazhuang City

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On July 3, according to a report issued by the People’s Government of Luquan District, Shijiazhuang City: at 18:28 on July 2, due to sudden extreme storms and rain, the roof of the north arch in Taitou Village, Shangzhuang Town, Luquan District, Shijiazhuang City was crowned. (Mixed materials of reinforced cement bricks and tiles) fell from 12 meters, causing 9 people who were sheltering from the rain to be crushed.

At 18:35, after receiving the report, the command center of the Fire Rescue Brigade of Luquan District, Shijiazhuang City arrived at the scene at 18:38 to carry out rescue. Luquan District quickly organized public security, emergency, health and other relevant departments and town and village cadres to carry out rescue at the same time. Relevant leaders of Shijiazhuang City and Luquan District immediately rushed to the scene to direct the rescue. By the end of the search and rescue, a total of 9 people had been rescued, of which 8 were killed and 1 was being treated in the hospital with stable vital signs.

On July 2, a netizen posted a video saying: Extreme weather broke out in Taitou Village, Shangzhuang Town, Luquan District, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. The strong wind blew off the top of the archway in a village and hit the crowd below.

The video screen shows that the top of the archway was blown off by the wind, and building debris was scattered on the ground. Only a few large plaques with “Hebei Taitou” remained on the top, and it was still raining at the accident rescue site.

According to “Shijiazhuang Meteorology”: Shijiazhuang Meteorological Observatory continued to issue a yellow warning signal for strong winds at 18:20 on July 2: It is expected that there will be 7-9 short-term strong winds in all counties and districts of our city from evening to night today (2nd). Be prepared with personnel.

In addition, the Shijiazhuang Meteorological Observatory issued a blue rainstorm warning signal at 18:39 on July 2: At present, there have been thunderstorms in the central and southern counties and cities, and the rainfall distribution is uneven. It is expected that there will still be heavy rainfall in all counties and districts of our city from the evening of today (2nd) to tomorrow (3rd). The cumulative rainfall in some towns and villages will exceed 50 mm, and the rainfall at individual points will exceed 100 mm; the maximum rainfall from this evening to the night is 60 mm -80mm, please be prepared for the relevant units and personnel.

[Source: Jiupai News Comprehensive Shijiazhuang City Luquan District People’s Government Network, “Shijiazhuang Weather”]

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