Details of Disaster Information

China : Heavy rain, Flood : 2015/05/18-21
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Duration 2015/05/18-21
Name Heavy rain, Flood
Outline Six people remain missing after a rescue boat capsized in a flood in east China's Jiangxi Province, local authorities confirmed 20 May 2015.
Xiahe and Gucun villages in Ganzhou, Jiangxi were hit by floods after torrential rains on 18 May. A boat carrying five rescuers and eight evacuated villagers overturned in the evening of 19 May. All 13 fell into the water. Four of them later made it to shore, while the other nine went missing.
As of 20 May morning, rescuers found three of the missing, and are still searching for the whereabouts of the other six.

Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Xinhua 2015/05/21
Dead : 8 people
Missing : 3 people
Affected : 969,000 people
Damaged house: 8,836

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    As of Thursday morning, 21 May, heavy rain and flooding have affected a total of 969,000 people and damaged about 8,836 houses in Jiangxi, leaving 8 people dead and 3 missing, according to the local government.