8 killed in landslide in China

Last Updated on June 24, 2024 11:45 am

Eight people have been killed in a landslide in a mountainous area in central China.

The country’s official media reported this information on Sunday (June 22). High alert has also been issued for bad weather in different parts of the country.

CCTV reported that heavy rains caused a deadly landslide in a village in Hunan province.

Four houses collapsed on Sunday morning local time and all eight missing people died.

China has experienced extreme weather and unusually high temperatures in recent months. Climate change due to greenhouse gases has made extreme weather events more regular and intense. China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases.

China’s meteorological authorities issued several red alerts for heavy rain in Hubei, Anhui provinces on Sunday, the highest of the country’s four-level warning system.

Earlier on Friday, state media reported that heavy rains had caused floods and landslides in the southern and densely populated province of Guangdong. At least 38 people lost their lives.

Meanwhile, while southern China experienced torrential rains, temperatures in northern China soared above 35 degrees Celsius. In Beijing too, the mercury crossed 40 degrees Celsius last week.

Source: Xinhua News

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