At least 25 people have been killed after flash floods triggered by heavy rainstorms hit China ' s northwestern provinces of Jilin and Heilongjiang.
Local authorities in China's Jilin Province said on Saturday that the bodies of three people who went missing in the floods have been recovered, bringing the latest casualties to 14 in this province. On Friday, torrential rains lashed the province and caused serious damage to a residential compound in Hongshi Township, Huadian. According to the local authorities, around 200 people have been already evacuated. On the same day, 11 flood-related deaths were reported in China’s Heilongjiang Province. Reports say that approximately two million people have been affected, and 140,000 others have been already evacuated in the province. Northeast China has been hit by the worst flooding in decades this summer. On July 27, local government in the city of Tianshui, situated in China's northwestern province of Gansu, said at least 21 people were killed after flash floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rainstorms hit the area. It added that more than 1.2 million residents were affected, and 30,000 people were evacuated.