Dozens dead as China’s Henan province drenched by heaviest rains in 1,000 years

At least 25 people have died in China’s flood-stricken central province of Henan, a dozen of them in a subway line in its capital that was drenched by what weather officials called the heaviest rains for 1,000 years. About 100,000 people have been evacuated in Zhengzhou, the capital, where rail and road transport have been… Read More Dozens dead as China’s Henan province drenched by heaviest rains in 1,000 years

Two dams collapse in China’s Inner Mongolia following torrential rains

Two dams in China’s northwestern region of Inner Mongolia have collapsed after torrential rain, the water ministry said on Monday, highlighting the safety risks posed by ageing infrastructure during the summer flood season. The dams, in the Inner Mongolian city of Hulunbuir, collapsed on Sunday afternoon. They had formed reservoirs with a combined water storage… Read More Two dams collapse in China’s Inner Mongolia following torrential rains

China evacuates thousands as floods threaten heritage site

Floods on the upper reaches of China’s Yangtze river forced authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 people on Tuesday and threatened a 1,200-year-old world heritage site. Staff, police and volunteers used sandbags to try to protect the 71-metre (233-foot) Leshan Giant Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southwestern Sichuan province, as muddy flood water… Read More China evacuates thousands as floods threaten heritage site

China torrential rain, floods death toll rises to 61

As many as 61 people have been killed and 356,000 evacuated from their homes as heavy rain and floods swept through large parts of southern and central China this week, Chinese rescue authorities said. In a notice published late on Thursday, China’s Ministry of Emergency Management said 9,300 homes have collapsed and 3.71 million hectares… Read More China torrential rain, floods death toll rises to 61

Five dead, hundreds of houses destroyed as torrential rain lashes China

Thousands of people have been stranded and at least five killed amid torrential rain throughout central and southern China, with authorities bracing themselves for at least another four days of downpours, state media reported on Tuesday. The official China Daily said floods had wiped out 10,800 hectares of crops and destroyed hundreds of houses in… Read More Five dead, hundreds of houses destroyed as torrential rain lashes China

Several dead, thousands displaced as heavy floods hit southern China

Floods in southern China have killed at least 15 people over the past few days and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands more, state media said. In Guangxi region, seven died and three were missing following torrential rains, with more than 23,000 people being evacuated to safer areas, the Xinhua news agency said late… Read More Several dead, thousands displaced as heavy floods hit southern China

87 dead, thousands displaced as floods, landslides hit China

Heavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced thousands from their homes, state media reported on Saturday. Seventy-two people have been killed and 78 are missing in the northern province of Hebei after rain triggered floods and landslides, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing the civil affairs department. Nearly 50,000 homes… Read More 87 dead, thousands displaced as floods, landslides hit China