Floods in China left 23 dead

Number Killed by flood in western province Chinese Qinghai took place this Thursday 23, state news agency Xinhua reported today. Eight people have still managed to find 23 people classified as missing and missing, the agency reported. The initial figure presented by the regional government was 4 dead and 27 missing, with this latest count based on Friday at 20:00 local time (12:00 GMT) after search and rescue missions on the ground.

The torrential rain began Wednesday at around 22:25 (14:25 GMT) local time in a mountainous area of ​​Datong County, located in the northern part of Qinghai’s capital, Xining Municipality. Shortly after 7am local time on Thursday (23:00 GMT on Wednesday), authorities declared a level 2 emergency, the second highest of the four, into which China’s flood warning system is divided.

More than 6,000 people were affected by the disaster and 1,500 residents were transferred to local schoolsacts as a temporary shelter.

Since the beginning of summer, severe flooding has left dozens dead and more than a million homeless in states like Hunan, Sichuan and Gansu. Last summer, flooding caused by heavy rains not seen for decades in central Henan Province inundated entire neighborhoods and subway stations, causing more than 300 deaths.

Song Lianchun, a meteorologist at the National Meteorological Center, later said: “We cannot say that an extreme weather event is directly caused by climate change, but in the long run, global warming is causing an increase in the intensity and frequency of such events.”

Source: Informacion

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