Parts of China are facing the worst drought in 60 years. Photo: AFP
Parts of China are facing the worst drought in 60 years. Photo: AFP

China heatwave: Sichuan warns of ‘particularly severe’ power shortages as heatwave and drought continue

  • Authorities in the province, a major hydro power producer, warn it is facing a ‘grave situation’ as a result of scorching heat and a prolonged drought
  • Power supplies to factories have been stopped to protect domestic users and sources say a planned resumption appears to have postponed in some areas

Parts of China are facing the worst drought in 60 years. Photo: AFP
Parts of China are facing the worst drought in 60 years. Photo: AFP
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