China Heavy rains

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Published Friday, August 9, 2019

As reported by state broadcaster CCTV, dozens of tourists were trapped or washed away Sunday night at Duobi Gorge in Hubei Province, after heavy rain caused a severe flash flood. 13 people have reportedly died and 61 were rescued.

Authorities said the area, although very popular for boat rides on its crystal-clear waters, did not have right conditions to receive tourists.

In their notice issued last month, county authorities prohibited vehicles and individuals from entering the area, but tourists kept coming with unlicensed guides.

Heavy rain was also reported in Shaanxi Province over the past weekend, where 3 people died and 4 went missing. Floods damaged houses and crops and cut off roads, power, water supplies and telecommunications, according to the local government.
Source: DORRIS