13,000 evacuated as heavy rain lashes northeast China's Jilin Province
By Hu Yu

2017-07-14 17:31 GMT+8

936km to Beijing

A total of 13,000 residents in Yongji county of Jilin city, northeast China's Jilin Province were evacuated on Thursday, as heavy rainstorms triggered record levels of flooding in Wende river, according to Xinhua.  

Torrential rain lashed Yongji county of Jilin city, northeast China's Jilin Province on Thursday. /VCG Photo

Over 100 trapped people were also rescued and transferred to safety.

The local government launched a level-two emergency disaster relief response and ordered relevant departments to start preparations for flood control and landslide prevention.

There were no reports of casualties.