UPDATE: 11 Dead After Flash Flood in Shenzhen

By Bryan Grogan, April 12, 2019

0 0

UPDATE (April 13, 2019 at 2.53pm CST): 11 people have now been confirmed dead, according to Shenzhen Emergency Bureau.

UPDATE (April 12, 2019 at 9.16pm CST): The death toll has now reached nine, while two workers are still missing, according to Toutiao News. A search and rescue team is still looking for the two remaining individuals.

Seven people are dead and four are currently missing after a massive thunderstorm hit Shenzhen on Thursday, April 11, causing extensive flooding throughout the city. According to Nanfang Daily, the seven dead were construction workers in Luohu District and Futian District

Three people died and two were reported missing near Huangbei Lu in Luohu District, while nearby Xihu Hotel, seven workers were washed away, four of whom were rescued, with two still missing and one dead. 

On the North side of Xiangmihu in Futian District, four construction workers were washed away by floods, with three people reportedly losing their lives. Rescue work is still underway as local authorities seek to find the missing workers. 

1660924261.jpg
Image via @凤凰新闻客户端/Weibo

On Thursday evening between 9pm and 10pm, the thunderstorm hit central Futian District, causing traffic to ground to a halt as water quickly flooded city streets. 

1138072830.jpg
Image via @凤凰新闻客户端/Weibo

1479077087.jpg
Image via @就是Alin/Weibo

Rain and thunderstorms are set to continue into the weekend, with China Weather Network projecting temperatures between 21-25 degrees Celsius for Friday and 21-26 degrees celsius for Saturday. 

[Cover image via Pixabay]

more news

Here's How to Travel Ticket-Free on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Train

Traveling between Guangzhou and Shenzhen just got a whole lot more convenient.

Jeremy Lin, Jay Chou Play Basketball in Star-Studded Shenzhen Game

Also present were model/actor Godfrey Gao, two Brooklyn Nets players and other celebrities.

Guangzhou, Shenzhen Airports Planning Major Expansions

Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and Shenzhen Bao’an Airport want to expand their operations, and improve their ranking among the world’s top airports.

Guangzhou’s Redtory Art and Design District Forced to Close

Originally a red-brick canned food factory built in 1956, the space and surviving factory buildings were repurposed into an art and design hub in 2009.

Guangzhou-Shenzhen Commute in Under 20 Minutes by 2030?

A new high-speed railway may link Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and Shenzhen Bao’an Airport in around 20 minutes.

7 Urban Villages to Be Revitalized in Shenzhen

Seven urban villages in Shenzhen have been selected to pilot types of urban renovation to better preserve the historical and cultural landscape.

Jet Fuel Dumped Over Shenzhen as Flight Makes Emergency Landing

Sichuan Airlines flight 3U601 from Chengdu heading to Melbourne made an emergency landing due to a medical emergency onboard.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at thatsonline for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in China With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Magazines!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.