The death toll on Wednesday rose to 25 in a flash flood which hit a village following heavy rains in China’s southwest Sichuan province, authorities said. Authorities today recovered the body of the last missing person.
Four persons were also injured in the flood which struck at around 6 AM (local time) on Tuesday in Puge county’s Gengdi village in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying.
So far the flood has affected 577 people of 157 households and destroyed 71 houses. Several roads and bridges were also damaged. More than 1,000 people were dispatched to search for the missing people.
Over 200 rescue workers participated in the search for survivors. Relief goods including tents, quilts and clothes have been sent for the affected residents.