Chinese authorities say seven people were killed by a torrent of water that came rushing down a river in a popular recreational spot following mountain rains in southwestern China’s Sichuan province
Seven people were killed by a torrent of water that came rushing down a river in a popular recreational spot following mountain rains in southwestern 中国, authorities said Sunday.
Workers and volunteers mobilized to urge people to leave the area after receiving an imminent heavy rain warning about 2:40 午後. 土曜日, the emergency management bureau in Pengzhou city said.
人 could be seen scrambling to flee in videos posted on social media, but some were caught when the torrent hit about 50 minutes later at 3:30 午後.
One man at the scene said several people were washed away, including some children, when the water flow in the lower reaches of the river suddenly increased in just 10 に 20 秒, the state-owned China National Radio reported.
ザ・ Chengdu city government said Sunday that seven people had died and three others were hospitalized with minor injuries. Pengzhou is a tourist spot about 70 キロメートル (45 マイル) north of Chengdu, の首都 Sichuan 州.
A video showed a helicopter rescuing a person stranded on a small outcropping by descending to just above the water and opening a door so the person could climb in.
Elsewhere in China, heavy rain flooded streets in the northwestern city of Xining on Saturday night. Heavy to torrential rain was forecast for the northeast from Sunday to Monday afternoon, と 10 に 18 センチメートル (4 に 7 インチ) of rainfall expected in parts of Liaoning and Jilin provinces.
A heat wave was hovering over a wide swath of southern China, with forecast highs on Sunday of 35 に 39 摂氏 (95 に 102 華氏度) and possibly surpassing 40 度 (104 華氏) in some places including Shanghai.
Jiangsu province warned that road surface temperatures could rise to 72 度 (162 華氏), raising the risk of flat tires, state broadcaster CCTV reported.