Rescuers and engineers work to recover the dead after flash flooding in Shenzhen swept drainage crews away. Photo: Weibo

Chinese flash floods: 11 drainage workers killed after deluge warning in Shenzhen

  • Emergency officials say drainage firm did not respond properly to warnings
  • Weather bureau says more heavy rain on its way to Guangdong
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Rescuers and engineers work to recover the dead after flash flooding in Shenzhen swept drainage crews away. Photo: Weibo
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Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang is a society reporter with the South China Morning Post. She likes to write human-interest stories and has written many about people living on the fringes of society. She believes there's no story or person that's too small.

Linda Lew

Linda Lew

Born in China and raised in New Zealand, Linda joined the Post as a reporter in 2018. Previously, she freelanced for Chinese technology media site TechNode. She holds bachelor's degrees in arts and commerce from the University of Auckland, and has a master's in global business journalism from Tsinghua University.