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  • China: At least 16 killed in floods triggered by torrential rains

    Published on June 11, 2019

    In China, at least 16 people were killed in floods triggered by torrential rains. The floods have toppled or damaged more than 1,300 houses and caused nearly 17,000 residents to evacuate.

    According to the regional emergency management department, the week-long downpours triggered floods in six cities and 32 counties in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, in which nine persons were killed and lives of over 3.60 lakh people were disrupted.

    The regional meteorological bureau issued a yellow today, forecasting heavy rain to persist for the next 24 hours. In the neighbouring, Guangdong Province, seven persons were killed and one is still missing so far as heavy rain destroyed roads and toppled houses.

    Three counties in Heyuan city are among the worst-hit areas in the latest round of rainstorms that have persisted over a week. More than 110,000 people were affected and 956 houses were damaged.