6 killed, 2 injured after flash floods in Guangdong province, China

6 killed, 2 injured after flash floods in Guangdong province, China

Six people were confirmed dead and two injured in a flash flood that hit a village in Jitian Township, Qingyuan, south China's Guangdong Province on the night of April 29, 2019, local authorities said.

Late afternoon on Saturday, April 27, 2019, a torrential rain struck the city and was announced by the observatory that severe weather is likely to occur over the next three days.

Over 200 flights were suspended, and 89 were delayed at the Baiyun International Airport in the southern China's Guangzhou.

A rainstorm hit northern Guangdong province and the Pearl River Delta region at the weekend, according to the provincial meteorological observatory.

The rain-triggered flood hit Jitian Township, Zhuang-Yao Autonomous County of Lianshan in the city of Qingyuan around 21:00 local time, according to the city's emergency management bureau.

After receiving the report from the survivors, the county government dispatched rescuers to the site and found six bodies by May 1.

Featured image credit: NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP/VIIRS. Acquired: April 29, 2019


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