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In southwest China, heavy rains caused flooding in Chongqing

786657Heavy rains led to flooding of many areas of the Chinese metropolis of Chongqing (Southwest China), the ancient gates of the city collapsed.

This was reported on Friday by the Zhongxinshe news portal.
"Torrential rains were recorded in 27 districts and counties of Chongqing, the maximum amount of precipitation per hour reached 100.3 mm. At 07:00 (02:00 Moscow time - approx. TASS) on Friday, the ancient city gate "Tiananmen" in the district of Yuzhong partially collapsed under the pressure of water,"the report says.
The Chongqing City Wall and its gates were declared a cultural heritage site of national significance by the State Council of the People's Republic of China in 2013.
Roads are flooded, traffic is limited. The authorities of the Chongqing Municipality have introduced an emergency flood response regime. The reports note that no one was killed.
The population of the city of central subordination of Chongqing exceeds 32 million people, writes TASS.