1st LD-Writethru: 4 killed, 1 missing as heavy rain hits China’s Guangxi

NANNING, June 18– Four people were killed, and one went missing after heavy rain hit part of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, said local authorities Saturday. Five people went missing in Gudu Village of Rongshui county after a wooden building collapsed. As of 5 p.m., four people were found, among whom two were confirmed dead on-site, and the other two…

NANNING, June 18 (Xinhua) — Four people were killed, and one went missing after heavy rain hit part of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, said local authorities Saturday.

The local meteorological department said torrential rain lashed Rongshui Miao Autonomous County and Rongan County, under the city of Liuzhou, from Friday night to Saturday morning, with precipitation of up to 385.6 mm in some areas.

Five people went missing in Gudu Village of Rongshui county after a wooden building collapsed. As of 5 p.m., four people were found, among whom two were confirmed dead on-site, and the other two died despite treatment. Rescuers were still searching for the missing.

A team of over 100 people from local emergency management, natural resources, firefighting, and health departments has been dispatched for rescue operations.

Nearby residents have been moved to safe places. Power, water supplies, and communication signals were under repair.

Heavy rain is forecast to continue in the area until June 21. Enditem

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