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Heavy rain causes chaos in Zhuhai as schools close and bus services stop operating

Posted: 06/25/2013 4:08 pm

Police help kindergarten students to safety, courtesy of Sina Weibo

It’s the time of year when rain wreaks havoc on the region and Zhuhai is suffering particularly badly. Schools were forced to close and a number of bus routes stopped operating after the city was hit by up to 344 millimetres of rain yesterday.

The damage was extensive, according to Sina News: 2000 people were relocated; 4200 people were affected, 6,500 acres of crops were affected, four landslides were triggered in Doumen District and two reservoirs overflowed in Xiangzhou District.

School’s out, courtesy of Sina Weibo

Xiangzhou, Doumen and the Bay Area saw average rainfall of 237 mm, 232 mm, and 53 mm respectively. But the most severe flooding was in the Gongbei Area. Lianhua and Yuehua Roads were under about a metre of water.

Students had to be evacuated from Nanping Zhuzhou Kindergarten, Qianshan Yuhai Primary School, Gongbei Kindergarten, and Cuiwei Elementary School.

The city is still on red alert but, most importantly, no deaths or serious injuries have been reported.


Five Japanese men in Zhuhai suspected of beating compatriot to death

Posted: 06/14/2013 7:00 am

After a Japanese man was found dead in a rented room in Zhuhai on Tuesday (June 11), police announced the following day that they had arrested a group of five other Japanese people on suspicion of beating him to death, Nanfang Daily reports.

The gang is also suspected of being involved in telecommunications fraud and other white collar crimes.

At 10 a.m. on June 11, police received a report that a man’s corpse had been found in a rental room in Nanping Village in Xiangzhou District. The autopsy showed that he had most likely been tied up and beaten.

The local Public Security Bureau subsequently arrested five Japanese men in a Western restaurant at around 6 p.m. that evening. The suspects range in age from 23 to 39.

One of the suspects, a 26 year-old man surnamed Sato, is known to have committed fraud in Gugen Village before. Moreover, the five men were seen leaving the rental room.

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