The number of victims of flash floods caused by heavy rain in Gansu has risen to 9 and 3 people are missing.

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 The number of victims of flash floods caused by heavy rain in Gansu has risen to 9 and 3 people are missing.


A body of a victim was found at the scene of the Baiyin mountain torrent disaster in Gansu Province. The number of victims has risen to 9 and 3 are missing. Search and rescue efforts are continuing.

Beijing time 13:55 update:

Torrential rain has caused 8 deaths and 2 people lost contact.

From the evening of the 9th to the early morning of the 10th, heavy rains continued to occur in Baiyin County, Gansu Province. Mountain torrents broke out in Baiyin District and Jingyuan County, damaged roads and houses. By 10 a.m. at 9 a.m., 8 people were killed and 2 were missing.

At 0104 am on the 10th, the Baiyin Fire Brigade received an alarm. A flood disaster occurred in the examination center of a driving school near 109 National Road in Baiyin District, Baiyin City, trapping dozens of people. The fire immediately went to the police for disposal. After the Squadron arrived at the scene, the road was flooded, fire vehicles could not move forward, the Squadron carried equipment on foot bypass for rescue, along the way a number of cars due to flash floods crashed together, part of the village houses were destroyed by flash floods, fire officers and soldiers rescued more than 30 people trapped in evacuation.

As of 9 a.m. on August 10th, the storm had caused 8 deaths in Jingyuan and 2 lost contact. Property losses and facilities damage are being verified in statistics. After the disaster, Jingyuan County immediately launched the third level warning system for flood control and drought relief. At present, emergency rescue, personnel search and rescue, casualty treatment, resettlement and other work is proceeding in an orderly manner. (CCTV reporter Chai Shiwen Ma Lingfeng)

Today (10) morning, Gansu Baiyin sustained heavy rainfall weather, Baiyin District, Jingtai County, Jingyuan County and other parts of the outbreak of mountain torrents, road blockade, flooded houses. In Jingyuan County, the mountain torrents plunged several cars into the Yellow River. As of 10 a.m., the rainstorm had killed 8 people.

At 1:04 a.m., the Baiyin Fire Brigade received an alarm that floods occurred in the 109 National Highway Examination Center in Baiyin District, Baiyin City, trapping dozens of people. The detachment assigned the squadron of the Industrial Park immediately to the police for disposal. After the squadron arrived at the scene, the road was flooded, fire vehicles were unable to advance, the squadron carried equipment on foot bypass for rescue, along the way a number of cars were crashed together because of the torrential outbreak, part of the village houses were destroyed by the torrential, rescue and evacuation by fire officers and soldiers, a total of more than 30 people were rescued and evacuated trapped. The torrential rain triggered the rollover of a car in Baiyin District, killing 6 people.

Near Baquangou, Shangliang Village, Beitan Township, Jingyuan County, mountain torrents washed many vehicles into the Yellow River. After the flood, some of the vehicles were semi-naked in the river, causing serious damage to the vehicles and trapping some people. As of 10 a.m., 2 trapped persons were salvaged and no vital signs were found. Search and rescue and salvage work is still ongoing.

Source: CCTV News Mobile editor: Ji Xue Ying _NN6784