Photo taken on June 11, 2019 shows a collapsed house in Xiadong Village, Heyuan City, south China's Guangdong Province. (Xinhua)
GUANGZHOU, June 13 (Xinhua) -- A total of 13 people were killed and two are still missing as of 2:00 p.m. Thursday as torrential downpours destroyed roads and toppled houses in southern China's Guangdong Province.
The city of Heyuan is among the worst-hit regions in the latest round of rainstorms that have persisted for over a week. More than 280,000 people were affected and over 4,000 houses were damaged, according to the local publicity department.
Over 200 rescuers have been sent to the worst-hit sites by 8:00 a.m. Thursday.