Heavy rain leaves 13 dead, 2 missing in Guangdong

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-13 19:06:32|Editor: Xiang Bo
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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.