Stories emerge from China floods
Updated: 2016-07-08 13:59
By Guo Kai(chinadaily.com.cn)
Volunteer Liu Fangfang carries a bag of sand to reinforce the banks of the Paihe River in Anhui province. [Photo/youth.cn]
The hard work performed during the flood relief has become a significant gift of sorts for young people coming of age in Feixi county, East China's Anhui province.
Hundreds of young people, who either just took the national college entrance examinations this year or were already college students, voluntarily joined the fight against the floods in Feixi.
They carried 15kg sandbags about 800 meters to reinforce the banks of the Paihe River.
These young people may not have done such hard work in the past, but they enjoyed the experience, even though they were left with blisters on their hands and shoulders.
Volunteer Liu Fangfang said it was tiring, but that she was proud of her work securing people's lives and properties.
- Eid al-Fitr celebrated worldwide
- Swedish PM looking at tightening laws after festival sex attacks
- British PM race cut to 3 hopefuls as 2 contenders exit contest
- Chinese herbalists offer free US treatment
- Obama praises Hillary's judgement hours after FBI's censure
- Rio mayor tells Olympic visitors: 'Don't expect New York or London'