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A fire commander in Hefei, Anhui Province died in flood fighting

Beijing News Express According to Weibo from the Ministry of Emergency Management, on July 22, Chen Lu, a political instructor of the Fire Rescue Brigade of Lujiang County, Hefei City, Anhui Province, was caught in a flood after he suddenly encountered the torrent vortex after breaking through the pier while searching and rescuing the trapped people. Washed away, missing. After days of searching, the body of Comrade Chen Lu has been found, confirming the heroic sacrifice.

From July 18th to 21st, heavy rain fell in Hefei, Anhui Province. Lujiang County suffered a once-in-a-century flood. The water levels of many rivers exceeded historical peaks. The political instructor of the Lujiang County Fire Rescue Brigade led the group’s commanders and fighters to 5 towns and towns to fight. In 96 hours, 2665 people were successfully transferred and rescued. On July 22, the Shidaxu dyke in Lujiang County burst, causing 4 villages and 5.8 square kilometers to be flooded. About 6,500 people were besieged by the flood, in critical condition. Regardless of personal safety, Chen Lu travelled to and from the trapped people in rubber boats many times. During the rescue process, the breach suddenly widened, and the rubber dinghy was rolled over in a whirlpool. Chen Lu, the local guide, and Wang Song, the deputy secretary of the party branch of Lianhe Village, Tongda Town, Lujiang County, were washed away by the flood and lost contact. After 49 hours of full search and rescue, on the afternoon of the 24th, a body was found in the water about 2.3 kilometers downstream of the incident. The DNA comparison of public security organs confirmed that Comrade Chen Lu had died heroically on the 26th.

After Chen Lu and Wang Song were washed away by the flood and lost contact, Huang Ming, the secretary of the Party Committee of the Emergency Management Department, connected to the scene many times, demanding full search and rescue, and sent a deputy director of the Fire and Rescue Bureau to the scene to guide the search and rescue work. Currently, the rescue team is still continuing to search and rescue another missing person, Wang Song. Chen Lu, male, Han nationality, born in February 1984, a native of Jiangdu, Jiangsu, a member of the Communist Party of China, participated in firefighting work in December 2001, brigade-level principal, first-level commander, fire-fighting and rescue rank, was once rated as excellent communist party member, earthquake relief outstanding person.

Edit Ma Haoge

Source: @ Emergency Management Department

Original title: A fire commander in Hefei, Anhui Province, died heroically in the fight against floods

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