Heavy rain started in Datong county in Qinghai province in northwestern China on Wednesday and by Thursday at least 16 people were reported dead and dozens were missing. Photo: Xinhua via AP
Heavy rain started in Datong county in Qinghai province in northwestern China on Wednesday and by Thursday at least 16 people were reported dead and dozens were missing. Photo: Xinhua via AP

At least 17 dead and 17 missing as flash flood hits China’s northwest

  • So far, 20 people have been rescued as Datong county in Qinghai province issues level 2 alarm in response to torrential rain that began on Wednesday
  • In southern China, heatwaves and drought have caused power shortages and disrupted production

Heavy rain started in Datong county in Qinghai province in northwestern China on Wednesday and by Thursday at least 16 people were reported dead and dozens were missing. Photo: Xinhua via AP
Heavy rain started in Datong county in Qinghai province in northwestern China on Wednesday and by Thursday at least 16 people were reported dead and dozens were missing. Photo: Xinhua via AP
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