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5 dead, 4 missing after a storm and severe flood in northern Guangdong

Posted: 05/16/2013 4:44 pm

Five people are dead and four are missing after a storm in northern Guangdong Province’s Fogang County that raged throughout last night and this morning, Guangzhou Daily reports on its microblog.

Around 10,000 people have been affected by the subsequent flooding and some houses are completely under water.

It has also caused a long backup on the no.106 national highway.

Of the people killed, three were in Shijiao Village and two were in Shuitou Village. Most of them were in their 80s.

At the same time, four people were killed by a storm in Xiamen in neighbouring Fujian Province as miserable weather continues to plague the south.

Some images of the flooding, courtesy of Sina Weibo


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