Record rains cause widespread disruption, trigger hundreds of landslides in Yunnan, China

Record rains cause widespread disruption, trigger hundreds of landslides in Yunnan, China

Posted by Julie Celestial on May 31, 2020 at 07:09 UTC (10 hours ago)
Categories: Featured articles, Landslide, Severe storms

Record rains cause widespread disruption, trigger hundreds of landslides in Yunnan, China

Days of heavy rainfall triggered hundreds of landslides in Yunnan Province, China, including one which resulted in 1 fatality and 4 others missing on Thursday, May 28, 2020, and a sudden rockfall in Tonghai County, trapping 2 people and injuring 2 others on Friday, May 29. The severe weather has also caused widespread devastation, with telecommunications, electricity, and traffic severely affected.

Drung-Nu Autonomous County of Gongshan has been lashed by the heaviest rainfall since records began, according to the county government’s information office.

The disasters have affected more than 5 300 people, including 1 992 residents who were promptly evacuated and 1 041 stranded tourists.

https://watchers.news/2020/05/31/record-rains-widespread-disruption-landslides-yunnan-may-2020/