China recently witnessed many severe natural disasters in many different regions. Recently, five people were buried in Chongqing after a deluge caused a landslide. In some other localities, the floods are still relentless.
China News quoted a report from “Wuxi Release” as saying that on June 13 at 13:00, a landslide occurred in Zhongba village, Bailu town, Wuxi district, Chongqing, burying five people. The tragedy was caused by heavy rain from June 22 to 23 in the area, with a rainfall of 60mm and a maximum hourly rainfall of 19.2mm.
Sound Of Hope quoted locals saying that one body was retrieved, but the other four were still buried.
A netizen posted a video describing the scene of the accident.
Another landslide occurred in Guangxi on June 22 on the mountain near Longcheng district, Guilin. Continuous rain for many days caused the landslide.
Residents recorded a video showing a house that was swept away by the mud flow and completely collapsed.
Calcium village, Sanhe town, Chongqing, witnessed heavy rain leading to flooding on June 23. Sound Of Hope said that mainland media did not report on the flood, and the number of casualties is unknown.
Residents filmed a video showing heavy rain causing water to seep into houses and destroy roads.
Lian Yun Gang City 连云港, Jiangsu had severe hail on June 24.
Flooding also occurred in Sanshui, Foshan City, on June 23.
Yingde City, Guangdong Province, on June 21 experienced its biggest flood since 1994. Water submerged almost the entire village of Jiangnan. Power outages, pipeline floods and flash floods occurred, many victims are still waiting for emergency care.
The incessant rain on June 19 and 20 led to another catastrophic flood in the Jiangxi region. The Qiyi Reservoir and the Xiakou Reservoir, Jiangxi province, flooded causing water to flow downstream, submerging houses, fields, roads and people.
A flash flood occurred in Chenxi County, Huaihua City on June 19, making many houses uninhabitable.
In Yushan District, Shangrao City, Jiangxi, floodwaters rose to the first floor of apartment buildings on June 20.
Jizi City, Jiangxi June 23, saw cars submerged in water.
Frightening winds swept through Baoding Jingxiu district.
On June 24, Nanjing experienced a severe storm. After the storm, the city’s drainage system became overloaded and flooded everywhere. Vehicles were submerged in a sea of water.
Sound Of Hope said the water levels of more than 100 rivers across the mainland had exceeded warning limits. The news site also cited official Guangdong reports that heavy rains and floods affected 479,600 people, destroyed 27.13 hectares of crops, collapsed 1,729 houses and caused economic losses of more than 260 million dollars.
Simultaneously with continuous flooding in the South, heat waves are raging in the North.
Sina said that on June 20, the temperature in some northern provinces reached very high levels, Jinan with 104 degrees Fahrenheit and Zhengzhou with 100,1 degrees Fahrenheit.
Temperatures at the ground surface are even hotter. China Weather Network said surface temperatures in Shaanxi, Henan, Gansu, Anhui, Ningxia, Shanxi, Hebei, Tianjin, Shandong, and other places exceeded 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
The surface temperature of Xi’an is the highest, reaching 158 degrees Fahrenheit. Zhengzhou and Lanzhou reached about 152,6 degrees Fahrenheit.
The ground was so hot that the concrete pavements were cracked. In some sections of the road, it looked like an earthquake had taken place.
Residents filmed several videos showing how the concrete road exploded.
Sina cited the weather forecast as saying that the weather in the North will continue to have frequent high temperatures, with many places reaching 104 degrees Fahrenheit.