Beijing: At least five people were killed and 16 others missing after floods lashed China’s Yunnan province on Sunday, authorities said. Also Read - Monsoon Fury: 19 Dead, Over 1,000 Rescued as Heavy Rains Hit Telangana, Andhra Pradesh; PM Assures Central Assistance
The flood was caused by heavy rain that started pounding the Mengdong Township, Malipo County early on Sunday, Xinhua news agency cited the county’s publicity office. Also Read - Kanpur: Two Dead After Part of 4-storey Building Collapses Due to Heavy Rains
The disaster has also injured five people, damaged homes, cut electricity supply and communications, and caused cave-ins in the township. Also Read - Death Toll Due to Floods Rises to 107 in Assam and 11 in Bihar; Over 50 Lakh People Still Affected
The provincial civil affairs and meteorological authorities have activated emergency responses to the disaster.
Rescue work is underway.