Eleven people are local river builders; officials say construction units are lucky, careless and underestimate rainfall intensity.
On April 11, heavy rains triggered floods in Shenzhen, and 11 River builders were washed away by the floods.
A search by reporters of the Beijing News found that on the evening of the incident, the Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau issued four weather warnings, including hail yellow warning, thunder yellow warning, rainstorm yellow warning and wind yellow warning.
For the cause of the accident, Yin Xuekang, deputy director of Futian District Water Bureau, said that the intensity of rainfall had not been estimated due to the lucky mentality and carelessness of the construction units.
Three construction sites were washed away by floods
The official micro-blog of the Propaganda Department of the Luohu District Committee announced yesterday morning that at about 21:40 pm on November 11, Guiyuan and Huangbei areas in Luohu District experienced instantaneous heavy rainfall, and the short-term outbreak of flood washed into the underground canal under operation. At 22:10 and 22:55, the Luohu District received two warnings that the workers could not escape being washed away by rainwater. After site confirmation, 7 people were washed away at the construction site of West Lake Hotel Section, 4 people were rescued after rescue, and 5 people were washed away at the construction site of East Lake Park Section.
The official microblog of the Futian District Peoples Government also reported that floods caused by heavy rains had washed away four river constructors along the Xiangmihu section of the Fengtang River.
Four warnings were issued by the local meteorological bureau on the evening of the incident.
The Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau announced that Shenzhen experienced a severe convective weather process on the night of November 11. During the period of strong convective process from 18:10 to 23:15 on the 11th, heavy rain to heavy rain and partial heavy rain were generally recorded in the whole city. Strong convective weather is sudden and difficult to forecast.
Yesterday morning, Yin Xuekang, deputy director of Futian District Water Bureau, disclosed at a press conference that according to the on-site personnel, at the time of the incident, the amount of heavy rain was very large. Because of the large area of accumulated rain and the high intensity of rainfall, the peak flow was also very large, the instantaneous flow had an impact on the builders and the builders were swept away.
Yesterday, Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau issued three weather warnings, including yellow warning of thunder and lightning, yellow warning of rainstorm and blue gale warning. The weather continued to be unstable from 13 to 16 days, with thunderstorms.
Why did the builders not evacuate after the warning was issued?
The accident happened in an underground canal, where the water level rose instantaneously due to heavy rainfall; the construction unit was lucky to have no idea of the intensity of rainfall.
Yin Xuekang, deputy director of Futian District Water Bureau, said at the announcement meeting that after receiving the meteorological warning, the Water Bureau forwarded the weather forecast at 19:12, the Yellow rainstorm information at 20:30, and the construction unit was required to organize personnel to deal with the Fengtang River cofferdam construction at 21:28. However, the construction units are lucky and careless about rainfall, and have not estimated that the intensity of rainfall far exceeds expectations.
Yesterday, in an interview with local media, the relevant person in charge of Luohu District said that the accident happened in an underground channel with narrow space and rainwater gathering. The water level rose from one meter to four meters in an instant, and the builders had no time to evacuate and were washed away.
Yin Xuekang said that the project involved is one of the important projects for improving water quality in Shenzhen Bay. It is mainly responsible for clearing silt and making rainwater flow into Shenzhen Bay cleanly. At present, all water engineering projects under construction have been shut down in an all-round way, especially in the construction of underground canals, which should be checked and rectified. After the investigation and confirmation of the accident conclusion is clear, the relevant departments will dispose of the relevant responsible units.
The staff of the Propaganda Department of Luohu District Committee said that at present, the relief work is mainly carried out, and the responsibility determination is still under investigation and understanding. It will take some time, and if there is any relevant information, it will be released to the outside world.
Source: Qian Mingxiao_NBJ10675, responsible editor of Beijing Newspaper