At least five people were killed and nine others went missing after heavy floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains hit two different provinces in China. At least five people were killed and another three remained missing following a flash flood in south China’s Guangdong Province yesterday.
The incident took place at the Fenghuangxia scenic area in Jiangmen City where some tourists were enjoying rafting yesterday afternoon, according to the local emergency office. Six people were saved by rescuers. In another incident, six people in a village in east China’s Zhejiang Province went missing after their houses were buried by landslides early today.
The landslides hit shortly after midnight in Jiande City, following heavy downpour in the area, local government said, adding that rescuers are searching for the missing people. According to the Met Department, heavy rain will lash south and east China in the coming days after storms brought floods to several regions in the past week. China’s meteorological authority has advised the public to stay alert for hazards.