CHINA Death toll rises to 11 after heavy rain in Shenzhen

CHINA

Death toll rises to 11 after heavy rain in Shenzhen

By Chi Jingyi | People's Daily app

15:15, April 13, 2019

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Rescuers search for people missing in a flood in Shawan River, Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province, April 12, 2019. (Photo: IC)

Some eleven people were killed in floods in South China’s Shenzhen, local emergency authorities confirmed Saturday.

The flood, triggered by a sudden rainstorm on Thursday, flushed away many dredging workers at different river stretches in the districts of Luohu and Futian.

Rescue work has come to an end after the last missing worker was found dead.

The average precipitation in three hours on Thursday night reached 65 millimeters in Luohu district, data from the Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau showed.

 


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