Six killed, four missing after heavy rain hits China's Jilin

(Xinhua) 11:07, August 06, 2023

CHANGCHUN, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Six people have been killed and four remain missing after heavy rain battered the city of Shulan in northeast China's Jilin Province, local authorities said Saturday night.

As of Saturday noon, nine reservoirs exceeding flood limits in the city had maintained proper discharge. The current round of rainfall has now basically ended.

A total of 18,916 people have been evacuated, with 21 temporary relocation facilities established. Also, rescue forces have restored functionality of 85 electricity and 26 telecommunication facilities.

Shulan had been experiencing continuous rainy weather since Tuesday night. As of 3:00 p.m. Friday, the average daily precipitation had reached 111.7 mm. 

(Web editor: Peng Yukai, Sheng Chuyi)


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