Trapped drivers rescued amid heavy floods in China

STORY: From the province of Hebei in the north to Anhui in the east, many motorists were trapped in their cars as engines stalled on waterlogged roads, state television footage showed this week.

In footage recorded on Tuesday (July 5), a marooned driver in Xingtai, Hebei province, had to be saved by rescuers using rubber boats.

In the past month, China has grappled with extreme weather from heatwaves to historic floods with meteorologists blaming climate change and also the first typhoon of the season, Chaba.