Apr 23, 2024, 3:00 PM

China evacuates over 100,000 due to heavy rain in Guangdong

China evacuates over 100,000 due to heavy rain in Guangdong

TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) – China has evacuated more than 100,000 people as heavy rain continues to lash the southern province of Guangdong.

Authorities raised the highest level of alarm on Tuesday as the storms showed no sign of letting up. Flooding has already killed four people, with another 10 reported missing, in just the latest episode of extreme weather to hit China as climate change affects the country, Al Jazeera reported.

Torrential rains have been swelling rivers in Guangdong, prompting state media to warn of the risk of floods at a level “seen around once a century”.

Footage from across Guangdong showed flooded villages, farmland, and cities, along with collapsed bridges and floating vehicles. In addition to the 110,000 people who have been evacuated, at least 25,000 are in emergency shelters.

In the provincial capital, Guangzhou, authorities have registered cumulative rainfall of 609mm in April so far, which is already the highest monthly volume since record-keeping began in 1959.


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