• 10 June, 2020 8:33 am

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Chinese university delivers meals by bulldozers in floods

NANNING, June 9 (Xinhua) – A university in south China’s resort city of Guilin has attracted wide attention online by delivering free meals to flood-trapped students by bulldozers.

Videos have gone viral on social media platforms, showing bulldozers carrying packed meals to the dormitories through flood-hit roads inside Guangxi Normal University in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, raising discussions about the university’s creative move. The university said that all students trapped in the dormitories by the flood will receive three nutritious meals a day until the waters recede.

The bulldozers were able to easily pass through flooded school roads with their 1.5-meter-high tires. This ingenious practice was first applied in 2017 after torrential rains caused flooding, according to the university. The university has also transferred necessary supplies and has constantly been sending real-time flood notifications to teachers and students. Over 320,000 people have been affected by downpours in Guangxi since June 4, local authorities said. —

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