320,000 people affected by downpours in China's Guangxi

Source:Xinhua Published: 2020/6/8 8:44:23

A vehicle makes its way through a flooded road in Hezhou, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 7, 2020. Over 320,000 people have been affected by downpours in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region since June 4, local authorities said Sunday. (Photo by Liao Zuping/Xinhua)


 
Over 320,000 people have been affected by downpours in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region since June 4, local authorities said Sunday.

As of 5 p.m. Saturday, over 14,000 hectares of cropland in the region have been damaged, and one person died of lightning strikes, said the regional emergency response department.

The region's meteorological bureau raised its emergency response for weather hazards to the second level from the third level on Sunday morning. Also, 36 river level monitoring stations in Guangxi have reported warning water levels due to days of heavy rainfalls.

The downpours have also caused mudslides which led to house collapses and destructed roads in Tianlin County, Baise City.

Tourist sites in areas such as Hezhou City have been temporarily closed.

Local authorities have called on more preparation for the upcoming new round of heavy rains.

A vehicle makes its way through a flooded road in Hezhou, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 7, 2020. Over 320,000 people have been affected by downpours in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region since June 4, local authorities said Sunday. (Photo by Liao Zuping/Xinhua)


 

Aerial photo taken on June 7, 2020 shows a village hit by flood caused by downpour in Yangshuo of Guilin, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Over 320,000 people have been affected by downpours in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region since June 4, local authorities said Sunday. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)


 

Aerial photo taken on June 7, 2020 shows a village hit by flood caused by downpour in Yangshuo of Guilin, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Over 320,000 people have been affected by downpours in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region since June 4, local authorities said Sunday. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)


 

Vehicles make their way through a flooded road in Hezhou, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 7, 2020. Over 320,000 people have been affected by downpours in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region since June 4, local authorities said Sunday. (Photo by Liao Zuping/Xinhua)


 

Photo taken on June 7, 2020 shows a highway damaged by landslide caused by downpour in a section between Luzhai and Yangshuo, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Over 320,000 people have been affected by downpours in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region since June 4, local authorities said Sunday. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)


 

Photo taken on June 7, 2020 shows tourism facilities damaged by flood caused by downpour in Yangshuo of Guilin, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Over 320,000 people have been affected by downpours in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region since June 4, local authorities said Sunday. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)


 

Photo taken on June 7, 2020 shows a highway damaged by landslide caused by downpour in a section between Luzhai and Yangshuo, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Over 320,000 people have been affected by downpours in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region since June 4, local authorities said Sunday. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)


 

Photo taken on June 7, 2020 shows a school hit by mudslide in Tianlin County of Baise City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Over 320,000 people have been affected by downpours in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region since June 4, local authorities said Sunday. (Xinhua)


 

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