Four Killed, One Missing in Centurial Torrential Rain in Eastern Guangdong
Meizhou and Jieyang cities in South China's Guangdong province was hit by heavy rainfall seen once in a century. The rain triggered flood, house collapse, and landslides, with four killed and one missing, said local authorities on Tuesday.
Power lines are dragged down and supply is cut in Pingyuan county of the Guangdong's Meizhou city. (cnsphoto)
Five members of a family are saved by soldiers. (cnsphoto)
An old man is saved by two soldiers. (cnsphoto)
A driver is stranded in the flood. (cnsphoto)
As of the June 21, the areas suffered continuous downpour after the arrival of tropical storm Linfa. Three counties in the Meizhou city recorded their maximum rainfalls of 390, 390 and 221 millimeters, which greatly surpassed any record in the past one hundred years, according to the Guangdong Provincial Hydrology Department.
The disaster caused a direct economic loss of 333 million yuan. 8,743 dwellers have been transferred to the safe places and 68,200 in ten counties of the Meizhou city suffered from the rainstorms.
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