17 August 2022,   16:51
China floods - nearly 2 million displaced in Shanxi province

More than 1.76 million people have been affected by severe flooding in China’s northern Shanxi province, according to local media, writes BBC.

Torrential rain last week led to houses collapsing and triggered landslides across more than 70 districts and cities in the province.

Heavy rainfall is hampering rescue efforts, officials said.

The flooding comes less than three months after extreme rains in Henan province left more than 300 dead.

China’s Meteorological Administration also told local media that heavy and prolonged rainfall and storms are hampering rescue efforts.