Heavy rains in China’s Southwest Sichuan Province have claimed the lives of 12 people, while 10 others are missing by far. The news has been confirmed by local authorities on June 28. County officials said search and rescue efforts are underway.
It has been intensely raining since Friday in parts of Sichuan province that has led to damages to crops, houses, roads and bridges. Other provinces being affected by heavy rains and floods are Guizhou and Hunan provinces. Rainstorms have triggered floods in its central and southwestern regions of the country.
On June 28, China has activated a level IV emergency response. The level IV is China’s lowest of the four-tier warning system. It has been confirmed by the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM).
The China National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the MEM have sent special work teams to major disaster areas in the provinces of Sichuan, Guizhou and Hunan to provide guidance in disaster relief.