Latest News:  

English>>China Society

Nonstop downpours batter SW China


16:26, July 11, 2013

CHENGDU, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Continuous and severe downpours are seriously battering southwest China's Sichuan Province, local government authorities said on Thursday.

The province, which suffered an earthquake in 2008 and this year, has seen heavy rainfall since Monday evening.

As of Thursday noon, 231 people remained trapped in Hongbai Township in Deyang City, said the city government.

About 234,000 people have been affected and four people are still missing in the city.

Local government authorities have sent three teams with 39 rescuers to reach the trapped people, and relocated 18,912 others to avoid them from any potential risks.

Heavy rainfall has also cut off access to roads and toppled houses in many parts of Sichuan.

As of Thursday morning, flooding cut off all routes into three townships in Maoxian County.

A landslide has led to 12 deaths in a village in Dujiangyan City, said the city government on Thursday.

Local authorities are trying to find out the exact number of people missing in the region. Search and rescue work is underway.

We Recommend:

To be cool in the summer: photo story

TCM exam in audition for dating with rich

Law demands visits to parents

China's weekly story
(2013 6.22-6.28)

Seasonal migration of left-behind children

A light dream of LED R&D engineer

Beauties under summer sun on Beijing street

Working in aircraft maintenance division

Future bodyguards receive tactical shooting training

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:WangLili、Chen Lidan)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. "Joint Sea-2013" drill concludes

  2. Chinese, Russian naval forces in drill

  3. Sunshine, books and WiFi, all free at beach

  4. Working people under the sweltering sun

  5. Lonely summer for migrant kids

  6. Rainstorms flood more than 10,000 cars

  7. Shining WTCC grid girls

  8. Snapshots of Kazan Universiade

  9. China Pan-Asia Stone Expo kicks off

  10. China's 50 best CEOs named

Most Popular


  1. Building on past successes
  2. Inflow of 'hot money' tackled, expert says
  3. Caution urged in seeking experts from abroad
  4. China didn't cause German solar firms' bankruptcy
  5. China, U.S. discuss cyber security
  6. Why are we obsessed with selfies?
  7. Israel keen on luring Chinese tourists
  8. 'Bernanke shock' necessary
  9. Safety first for baby formula
  10. Defense paper shows Tokyo's hysteria

What’s happening in China

Rainstorms flood more than 10,000 cars in underground garages in Wuhan

  1. One-tenth of condoms failed tests in Guangdong
  2. Free bus rides in rush hours to end for seniors
  3. 2 dead, 7 injured in central China blast
  4. China confirms 132 H7N9 cases, 43 deaths
  5. China completes overhaul of dairy standards