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Death toll rises to 25 in flash flood in China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

The death toll today rose to 25 in a flash flood which hit a village following heavy rains in China's southwest Sichuan province, authorities said.

Authorities today recovered the body of the last missing person.

Four persons were also injured in the flood which struck at around 6 AM (local time) yesterday in Puge county's Gengdi village in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, state-run Xinhua agency quoted an official as saying.

So far the flood has affected 577 people of 157 households and destroyed 71 houses. Several roads and bridges were also damaged.

More than 1,000 people were dispatched to search for the missing people.

Over 200 rescue workers participated in the search for survivors.

Relief goods including tents, quilts and clothes have been sent for the affected residents.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 14:42 IST