Flood leaves 13 dead, 34 missing in south China

from Xinhua
Published on 21 Sep 2010 View Original
GUANGZHOU, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) - Flooding has killed at least 13 people and left 34 missing in south China's Guangdong Province on Tuesday, local authorities said.

Heavy rains caused by typhoon Fanabi battered many parts of Guangdong Tuesday.

Further, a dam at the Xinyi Yinyan Tin Mine, owned by Zijin Mining Group Co. in Qianbai Township of Xinyi City, collapsed after being hit by a landslide, leaving five dead, six missing and seven injured, Xinxi city government officials said.

Landslides and floods also killed three, buried 12 and left three others missing in Rupingtang Township, it said.

The disasters toppled 346 houses and also has caused economic losses of 460 million yuan (68.5 million U.S. dollars) in Xinyi.

In Yangchun City, flooding is reported to have killed three, left eight missing and forced the evacuation of 18,930 villagers. .

Shuangjiao Township in Yangchun received 548.5 mm of rainfall in seven hours through 8 a.m. Tuesday, the largest rainfall in 58 years, according to authorities.

Flood also killed two people and left five missing in Gaozhou City.

Editor: yan