21 killed, 4 missing as heavy rain hits Central China

By LI HONGYANG | China Daily | Updated: 2021-08-13 09:15
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People in Suizhou, Hubei province, are transferred by armed police on Thursday after heavy rain hit the city, causing serious flooding. ZHANG YONGJIAN / CHINA NEWS SERVICE

WUHAN -- Twenty-one people were killed and four others missing as heavy rain lashed a township in Central China's Hubei province from Wednesday to Thursday, local authorities said Friday.

The Liulin township in Suixian county saw total precipitation reaching 503 mm from 9 pm Wednesday to 9 am Thursday, causing an average waterlogging depth of 3.5 meters, the county said in an announcement.

Over 8,000 people have been affected in the township, according to the announcement.

Disaster relief and rescue efforts are underway.

Xinhua contributed to the story

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