As rains plummet eastern Sichuan, the city of Dazhou has been completely flooded.
Over four million people have been affected by the flooding, including 1,000 inmates at the Sichuan Province Dazhou Prison, who were relocated on Monday evening. QQ features a photo essay on the prisoners' long march and the flooding.
The flooding has affected seven county- and city-level regions and 273 towns and villages. To date, nine have been killed, 23 injured, and 21 are still missing.
Dazhou, located on the northeastern-most tip of Sichuan, is one of the province's most populous cities.
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