China – Deadly Floods in Yunnan

At least 3 people have died in flash flooding in Yunnan Province, southwest China.

Heavy rain from 29 June caused flash flooding in the city of Zhaotong and the counties of Zhenxiong, Yiliang, Weixin and Yanjin. Rainfall of over 225 mm in 24 hours was reported in the area.

According to local news reports, 33,380 people were affected and 8 homes damaged or destroyed. Damage was also caused to power supply, transport and telecommunications, along with over 3,500 hectares of crops.

Further heavy rain was reported on 01 July in Luquan, Yunnan Province, where 92.9mm fell in 24 hours.

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