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Flood alert in China after 8 died and eight missing in Hubei province

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A flood alert announced after Eight people dead and nearly eight missing in heavy rains in Hubei, a landlocked province in Central China on Tuesday early hours, the Chinese authorities announced red alert.

Heavy rain hit Yunyang District in Xi’an City of Hubei Province at about 4:00 a.m. local time in Beijing, causing sudden flooding that caused the death and loss of this number and rescued 12 others, the authorities said in a statement on Monday. Heavy rain and flood caused disruption of electricity supplies in part of the city of Xi’an, while rescue efforts are underway.

The local government issued a red sign of flood alert from the rainstorm, the highest level of China’s 4-color warning system, citing high risks from sudden flooding, as well as geological hazards and river flooding.

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