Buildings and a bridge are submerged by flood water at the Fenghuang Ancient Town on July 15, 2014
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China floods: Ancient town of Fenghuang submerged in water

15 July 2014 Last updated at 22:59 BST

The ancient Chinese town of Fenghuang has been submerged in water after severe storms battered the region.

More than 50,000 people have been forced to leave their homes amid power cuts and flooding.

Fenghuang is currently being considered for UNESCO World Heritage Status.

Claire Brennan reports.