September 23, 2023

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BEIJING — Rainstorms battering southern China have killed at the least seven individuals and allowed dozens of crocodiles to flee from a farm.

Close by residents have been suggested to remain at house after greater than 70 crocodiles escaped in Maoming, a metropolis close to the coast in western Guangdong province, in keeping with Chinese language media reviews.

An emergency official was quoted as saying that 69 grownup crocodiles and 6 juveniles had escaped. Some have been captured, however the operation was tough due to the depth of a lake they’re in, the media reviews mentioned.

No accidents have been reported.

Additional west, seven individuals died and three are lacking after a number of landslides within the metropolis of Yulin within the Guangxi area, the official Xinhua Information Company reported late Monday. Heavy rain on Sunday and Monday triggered the landslides.

The rain brought on flash floods in Hong Kong final week, killing two individuals. Components of town have been flooded once more following a heavy downpour Monday. Puddles of water and particles might nonetheless be seen.

Hong Kong chief John Lee mentioned the federal government would arrange an emergency help fund to assist these affected by the floods.