China - Landslides and floods (CMA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 18 June 2020)

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  • Heavy rain has been affecting southwest China (particularly the Sichuan Province) over the past 48 hours, triggering landslides and floods that have resulted in casualties and severe damage.

  • Media report, as of 18 June, one fatality, 3 missing people, 14 rescued, and more than 20,000 displaced due to a major landslide occurred in Danba County (Sichuan Province).

  • In addition, a small local power station was destroyed by the landslide. Several damaged houses and blocked roads were also reported across the Sichuan Province due to floods triggered by the heavy rain.

  • Over the next 24 hours, according to the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), more heavy rain is forecast over southwest China, with locally very heavy rain over the west Sichuan Province.