Published: 18:10, June 17, 2024
4 killed, 2 missing after torrential rains in E China
By Xinhua
Rescuers work at a flooded street in Dongping township of Zhenghe county, Nanping city, East China's Fujian province, June 16, 2024. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

FUZHOU -- Four people were killed, and two others are missing after landslides caused by torrential rains swept through Wuping county, East China's Fujian province, according to local authorities on Monday.

As of Monday afternoon, a total of 47,800 people in Wuping, Longyan city have been impacted by the downpours starting from June 16. Several towns in Shanghang county suffered road damage and partial interruption of communication and power due to prolonged heavy rainfall.

The local flood control headquarters in Wuping initiated a Level I emergency response for heavy rain. China has a four-tier flood-control emergency response system, with Level I being the most severe.

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The highest 24-hour rainfall in Wuping reached 372.4 millimeters.