Bus falls into river amid flooding

World | ASSOCIATED PRESS 12 Oct 2021

A bus fell into a river in northern China yesterday, leaving at least three dead and 11 missing after flooding from heavy rains destroyed homes.

A video online showed people on top of an almost submerged bus outside the city of Shijiazhuang.

Authorities in Hebei said that 37 of the 51 people on the bus had been rescued. State broadcaster CCTV said that three had died and 11 were missing.

In neighboring Shanxi, more than 120,000 people had been evacuated as thousands of houses collapsed and 190,000 hectares of crops were damaged, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Operations have been suspended at 60 coal mines in Shanxi because of the rain, the provincial government said last week. The stoppage comes as the government is trying to address power shortages that have affected industry and even some homes.



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