Endless rain in the two provinces of Yunnan and Fujian in China is wreaking havoc and loss of life. In Yunnan province, four people died, while four others went missing. Meanwhile, in Fujian province, two houses were destroyed, eight people were killed, and landslides occurred in many regions.
For example, in Qiubei County, Yunnan Province, rains hit almost 100 mm on Friday, May 27, with the highest recorded at 157 mm in Badaoshao.
Four people died as a result of the rain and storm. Four more lost contacts, two of them were lifeguards. More than 600 people had to relocate. Almost 100,000 people in the county are affected.
According to preliminary official estimates, almost 18000 acres of crops were damaged in Qiubei County. More than 150 buildings were destroyed.
130 bridges and roads collapsed. Communications and electrical facilities were severely damaged.
On Thursday and Friday, a torrential downpour hit Wuping County, Fujian Province. Heavy rain caused national highways, provincial roads, and two residences to collapse, killing eight people.
According to the report, the 24-hour rainfall in Shifang Town, Wuping County of Fujian Province, reached more than 220 mm, way above the previous record.
From Chengguan to Shifang of National Highway 357, 8 traffic points were interrupted with more than 30 large and small slips. The total slippage area is 80,000 cubic meters.
Netizens expressed their sorrow along with their wishes. Some have opined that this year has been a natural disaster and that humans are vulnerable compared to nature.