A man charged with directing the evacuation of a flooded underground car park in south China was rescued in the nick of time after missing his chance to leave. Rescuers attempted to save him by using a fire hose as a rope. Surging flood water meant he initially failed to grasp it, but he was finally able to be pulled up by rescuers.
The ministers were leaving after an extraordinary sitting of parliament in which lawmakers were supposed to frame the approval of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU divorce deal. But lawmakers passed an amendment that removes any chance of a no-deal Brexit by deferring a decision on the agreement.