Torrential rain causes havoc across southwest China

Torrential rain causes havoc across southwest China

Torrential rains have battered southwest China’s Yunnan and Guizhou provinces.

Torrential floods, triggered by the continuous rains, trapped some residents in a residential community in the city of Tongren, Guizhou Province, on Saturday.

The rising water level and fast-flowing water made the situation quite dangerous. After an operation lasting several hours, the rescuers evacuated more than 2,000 people, and rescued 61 residents stranded by the flood.

Downpours also hit several cities and prefectures in Yunnan Province, causing water to rise rapidly in several rivers and flooded some low-lying areas. Heavy rain also hit the city of Zhaotong, Yunnan Province, leaving some homes and stores flooded.

A massive search and rescue operation is underway to find at least 93 people missing after a landslide hit the village of Xinmo in mountainous Sichuan province.