4 hikers dead in east China rain-triggered flood
Four hikers were dead after a flood triggered by a heavy rainstorm hit east China's Jiangxi Province, local authorities said early Monday.
Screen shot from Sina Weibo shows firefighters rescuing the trapped hikers in a mountainous area in Gaohu Town in the city of Yichun, Jiangxi Province. [Photo: China Plus]
The downpour started at around 3 p.m. on Sunday in a mountainous area in Gaohu Town in the city of Yichun and trapped 285 hikers from three tourist groups, according to the Jiangxi provincial emergency management bureau.
As of Monday morning, all hikers who were missing have been rescued.
Local authorities have sent more than 530 rescuers to the affected area.