26 killed, 34 missing in Hebei storms

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/7/23 14:09:55

Torrential rain and floods have left 26 people dead and 34 others missing in north China's Hebei Province, said local authorities on Saturday.

Jingxing County, located in the west of the province, saw an average precipitation of 545.4 mm in the 19 hours between 1 p.m. on July 19 and 8 a.m. on July 20, surpassing the amount received by the county in the whole of 2015.

The local government has evacuated 38,750 people.

There have been power outages, disruptions to communication and other infrastructure, and road closures across Jingxing.

North and northeast China have been swept by heavy rain this week, causing many casualties and a lot of property damage.

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