Heavy rainfall kill five people in China


Heavy rainfall killed five people and left over thousands of people stranded in southern China.

According to reports, the heavy downpours destroyed homes and hectares of crops, leaving more than two million people were affected, roads and bridges have also been badly damaged.

In Guizhou province, an entire town was submerged under 2m (6ft 6in) of water. Elsewhere, China’s metrological association said rainfall in the southern provinces of Jiangxi and Hunan had hit record highs for June.

In Jiangxi province alone, 150,000 people were relocated after nine cities were swamped by deep floodwaters. More than 20,000 homes in the south-west region of Guangxi are without power.

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Source: China Daily Newspaper



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