Beijing, 14 July: Eight tourists were killed and five others injured today when an upstream dam collapse triggered a flood in south China, while over 100 people died in floods and landslides battering the country for the past few days.
An upstream dam collapsed in Paradise Valley in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region triggering the flood, local officials said.
Rescuers have recovered eight bodies so far. The injured have been sent to a hospital in neighbouring Mengshan County.
Authorities are working to verify the number of people who went missing during the flood.
Ten rescuers, aided by two local residents, are searching for the missing.
Three more people have been confirmed dead due
to continuous rain that
has lashed the city of Yan’an in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province since 3 July, bringing the death toll to 27, the local government said today. PTI