At Least 3 Dead After Apocalyptic Flooding in Guangxi

By Ryan Gandolfo, June 10, 2019

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On Sunday evening, Guangxi’s meteorological bureau upgraded the meteorological disaster emergency response to level-II after heavy rainstorms caused severe flooding in several cities throughout the province, according to Xinhua. Three people have died from lightning strikes in the region, while an unknown number of people are still missing from the floods.

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The heavy rains, which started last Tuesday, June 4, have affected over 180,000 residents in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, with over 8,380 people relocated. (Recent reports provide conflicting figures as to the number of people impacted and evacuated as a result of the storms).

According to a Weibo post by People’s Daily, the rain has affected Guilin, Quanzhou, Longsheng, Sanjiang and Rongan, among other cities and towns.

Watch below to see one bridge under construction in Sanjiang destroyed as a result of the high water levels (VPN off):

South China Morning Post has reported that over 150 houses collapsed in recent days and traffic has been blocked in remote regions as a dozen rivers have experienced high water levels.

China Daily estimates that the direct economic losses from the natural disaster totals about RMB16.7 million, as more than 3,400 hectares of crops have been damaged as a result of the rainstorms and floods.

The heavy rains are expected to continue until June 12.

[Cover image via @真的黄子阳 /Weibo]

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