Six dead as rainstorms wreak havoc in China

Updated: 2015-07-24 07:36


Six dead as rainstorms wreak havoc in China

Photo taken on July 23, 2015 shows mud covering road after flood in Pengkou Township, Liancheng County, southeast China's Fujian Province. A heavy rain hit Liancheng County on Wednesday early morning. [Photo/Xinhua]

FUZHOU - Rainstorms continued to wreak havoc in China Thursday, leaving six people dead and four others missing after rain-triggered floods in the Eastern Fujian province, local authorities said.

Continuous downpours that started on Sunday battered the western and central parts of Fujian, affecting 420,000 people and forcing 171,800 to evacuate, the provincial flood prevention and drought control office said in a press release.

Yunxiao County in the city of Zhangzhou received 404 mm of rain from 8 a.m. Sunday to 2 p.m. Thursday, the maximum precipitation reported in all the 21 rainstorm-hit counties, it said.

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