Number of victims of the heavy rain and hail in the north-western China has increased to 37, the fate of another 19 people are missing, according to local media Hail and rain hit the mountain Minsyan county of Gansu province on Thursday evening. For an hour the weather in the area has dropped to 70 millimeters of rain, was the communication breakdown in six locations to cut off electricity.
The county Minsyan as specifies agency Xinhua, live 358,000 people, about 30,000 of which were urgently evacuated.Currently, to the region to eliminate the natural disaster sent 800 soldiers and about 2 thousand officials. From neighboring areas to the affected villages delivered blankets, clothes and drinking water.Search and rescue operations difficult incessant rains in the district.
Hailstones the size of a peanut smashed windshields of cars and pedestrians were forced to seek shelter immediately. The storm lasted only a few minutes, but destroyed many crops and flowers in the area. Damaged homes, there are casualties.
Think of winter in the middle of May, and residents had to Bulgaria. There is also a sudden hail. They littered the fields and roads. Some had to clear the road to get there. Hailstones the size of a bean plant beaten and broken branches of trees.