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China: Torrential rains in Gansu province August 9-10; eight killed

Eight killed in Gansu province (near city of Bayin) due to floods August 9-10; two more missing

10 Aug 08:58 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 8/10/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/10/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION Gansu province

Event

Eight people died and two others have been reported missing in Jingyuan county (Gansu province; northwest) as of Friday, August 10, due to floods that struck near the city of Bayin. The area has been experiencing torrential rain since the evening of August 9 (local time). Search and rescue operations are still underway.

Context

Deadly floods struck the province previously on July 19, killing 12 in Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture.

Advice

Individuals present in affected areas are advised to keep abreast of weather forecasts, minimize nonessential travel and outdoor activities, anticipate local road traffic restrictions, and adhere to any instruction issued by the local authorities.

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