China Races to Rescue Hundreds Trapped in Dam Damaged in Nepal


    Chinese authorities raced to rescue more than 250 workers trapped in a dam in the mountainous terrain of northern Nepal before they run out of food.

    The Chinese-backed Rasuwagadhi Hydropower station was “severely damaged” in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck on April 25, according to state-owned China Three Gorges Co., the country’s largest hydro-electric company. All roads to the dam are cut off, it said in a statement.

    The trapped workers have enough food to last only two more days, the company said, adding that two employees were killed in the quake and several others are injured. China is seeking to rescue them with the involvement of the regional government of Tibet and the People’s Liberation Army’s Chengdu Command, according to the statement.