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Rainstorms cause flooding, mudslide in China’s Guangdong, Yunnan provinces

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By ITN News Editor August 12, 2018 13:42

Rainstorms cause flooding, mudslide in China’s Guangdong, Yunnan provinces

Heavy rainstorms caused massive flooding in south China’s Guangdong Province and triggered a mudslide in the southwestern Yunnan Province on Saturday.In Guangdong’s Yangchun City, the rains pratically turned streets into rivers, significantly disrupting traffic. Many vehicles broke down in the streets and were stranded by floodwaters.A number of shops and hotels in low-lying, poorly drained areas were also flooded, forcing the owners to shut down business. Meanwhile, in Zhuhai City, the downpours also flooded numerous roadways, leading to traffic chaos. The local airport was seriously waterlogged and many flights were either delayed or canceled, affecting roughly 10,000 travelers.In Yunnan, a mudslide occurred at around 17:00 Saturday in Lushui County, injuring one people and leaving another missing. A search and rescue operation has been launched. In Dali City, powerful rains brought down a wall in a local community, damaging a number of vehicles.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 12, 2018 13:42

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