FLandslide triggered by west China sudden rainstorm

18 August 2022
2022-08-18 16:38

At least 16 people died and 18 others were missing after a sudden rainstorm in western China triggered a landslide that diverted a river and caused flash flooding in populated areas on Wednesday night. The disaster affected more than 6,000 people in six villages in Qinghai province.Emergency authorities described the flash flooding in Qinghai's Datong County as a "mountain torrent."China is facing both heavy rains and flooding in some parts of the country this summer and extreme heat and drought in other regions.State media has described the heat and drought as the worst since record-keeping started 60 years ago.

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