China floods wreak havoc, block roads and railways; more rain due

By: Reuters | Shanghai |
Published: July 14, 2018 10:38:18 am

Firefighters rescue a stranded woman on a flooded street, following heavy rainfall in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China July 11, 2018. Picture taken July 11, 2018. (Photo via Reuters)

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are wreaking havoc across China, with floods along major rivers destroying bridges, blocking roads and railways and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate, state media reported on Saturday.

Weather authorities are forecasting more downpours throughout the country on Saturday, with floods and landslides expected in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

Heavy rain and flooding hits much of China this time every year, often with hundreds killed, but the number of casualties this year has been relatively low, at least in the early summer, with one province reporting 12 dead and…

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