Storms in China kill at least 18

 

The Associated Press

Heavy rains have killed at least 18 people in southern China and a state news agency said six more were missing Thursday after a landslide.

Southern China was also bracing for the arrival of Typhoon Rammasun, with wind gales expected to reach up to 150 kph (90 mph).

The government's Xinhua News Agency said lightning strikes killed six people in Jiangxi province. Three days of rains in neighboring Hunan province triggered landslides that killed five, and another seven deaths were reported in Guizhou province.

Also in Guizhou, a landslide buried a village near the city of Bijie, leaving six people missing.

Flooding also has hit the southwestern province of Yunnan and the southern region of Guangxi. Chinese state television showed flooding threatening the ancient city of Fenghuang in Hunan province, with a historic arched bridge barely emerging from floodwaters.

The rains cut off power to nearly 300,000 homes in the cities of Tongren, Zunyi and Bijie, Xinhua reported. The rains reached the capital, Beijing, on Wednesday night and flooded some streets.

Read more World Wires stories from the Miami Herald

  •  
Trader Glenn Kessler works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, July 28, 2014. The stock market is opening mixed at the start of a busy week as a batch of merger announcements lift shares in Family Dollar and other companies.

    Asia stocks up, Europe subdued before US data

    Asian stocks extended gains Tuesday ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week while European markets were subdued amid the possibility of new sanctions against Russia. The South Korean stock market closed at a three-year high.

  • Passengers stuck in Hawaii for 3 nights get cash

    A group of Air New Zealand passengers has been stranded for three nights after being repeatedly told their plane was delayed due to mechanical problems.

  •  
In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, Polly Akhurst, right, and David Blackwell, co-founders of Talk To Me London, speak during an interview with the Associated Press, in London.  It’s a typical urban routine: Sit on the subway, headphones in, fiddling with the smartphone to avoid eye contact with fellow passengers. Now a new campaign called Talk To Me wants to change London’s image as one of the loneliest places in Britain. Volunteers are handing out special badges with the message “Talk to me, I’ll talk to you” - an invitation to strike up a conversation with the wearer, anywhere.

    Lonely Londoners looking to open up to strangers

    It's a typical urban routine: Sit on the subway, headphones in, fiddling with the smartphone to avoid eye contact with fellow passengers.

Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category