14 dead in floods, hailstorms in three China provinces

Beijing—Floods and landslides have caused 13 deaths in southwest China’s Guizhou Province and central China’s Hunan Province while a hailstorm had killed one in northern Shanxi Province as of Friday morning, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said.
Guizhou has reported nine fatalities and nine missing with about 65,600 people evacuated, due to heavy rainfall and landslides this month, said the ministry in a statement.
Hunan has confirmed that four people have died, six remain missing and 157,000 people have been evacuated, while Shanxi reported one death and one missing, the statement said.
The central government has dispatched emergency response teams to supervise relief work in the three provinces.
“The rescue and relief work in three provinces is going well,” the statement said.—Xinhua

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