Heavy rains in China: four dead and one person missing

Heavy rains in China: four dead and one person missing

Four people were killed and another was missing on Monday, a day after a landslide in China, state media reported, as a warning was issued in several regions, especially in the center of the country.

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The New China News Agency (Xinhua) said that after a record rainfall of 337 mm fell in a town in the mountainous province of Hunan (central), “four people were killed and another was missing.”

Heavy rains affect a large part of the country, which extends from Yunnan (southwest), bordering Vietnam, to the coastal province of Zhejiang (east), near Shanghai, via Hunan.

The warning, which was issued at the highest level, was issued in several parts of this vast region. Heavy rains may continue until Thursday.

In eastern China, the Huangshan site, famous for its stunning mountain scenery, has been closed to the public. The New China News Agency reported that 54,000 people were evacuated on Sunday due to bad weather.

China has faced extreme weather conditions and locally unusual temperatures in recent months, exacerbated by climate change, according to scientists.

On Sunday, a landslide in a mountainous area in central China killed at least eight people, according to a report by China Central Television.

The heavy rains that fell in recent days have already caused floods, especially in Guangdong Province (south), which symbolizes China's industrial strength. At least 38 people died, according to an official report published on Friday.

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At the other end of the country, scorching temperatures at the start of the month blanketed much of the north, including the capital Beijing where the mercury locally topped 40 degrees.

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