Caixin
Jun 09, 2022 07:33 PM
CHINA

Unending Torrential Rain Leaves at Least 24 Dead Across China

The water level of the Tuojiang river is high due to torrential rain in Central China’s Hunan province on June 2. Photo: VCG
The water level of the Tuojiang river is high due to torrential rain in Central China’s Hunan province on June 2. Photo: VCG

At least 24 people have died and six more are missing as torrential rain continues to batter parts of China, according to state media reports and official statements.

Since late May, heavy downpours have triggered flooding and landslides in at least four provincial-level regions, forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes. Authorities have warned of an increased risk of floods and other rain-induced disasters in the near future, especially in southern China.

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