Wuhan: Twenty-one people were killed and four others missing as heavy rain lashed a township in central China’s Hubei Province from Wednesday to Thursday, local authorities said Friday.
The Liulin Township in Suixian County saw total precipitation reaching 503 mm from 2100 hrs. Wednesday to 0900 hrs Thursday, causing an average waterlogging depth of 3.5 meters, the county said in an announcement.
Over 8,000 people have been affected in the township, according to the announcement.
Disaster relief and rescue efforts are underway.