Rescuers drain off floodwaters after heavy rain at a flooded area in Jiexiu in the city of Jinzhong in China's northern Shanxi province on October 11, 2021. Photo: AFP
Rescuers drain off floodwaters after heavy rain at a flooded area in Jiexiu in the city of Jinzhong in China's northern Shanxi province on October 11, 2021. Photo: AFP

15 dead and 19,000 buildings destroyed in China after heavy rain, floods hit Shanxi coal region

  • Flooding hit the coal-rich region during a nationwide energy crunch but most of the 60 coal mines that temporarily closed are reported back to normal operation
  • At least 1.75 million residents across the province were affected by the floods, with 120,000 safely evacuated, says local emergency official

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Rescuers drain off floodwaters after heavy rain at a flooded area in Jiexiu in the city of Jinzhong in China's northern Shanxi province on October 11, 2021. Photo: AFP
Rescuers drain off floodwaters after heavy rain at a flooded area in Jiexiu in the city of Jinzhong in China's northern Shanxi province on October 11, 2021. Photo: AFP
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