Typhoon-triggered flooding disrupts railway services in northeast China

Flooding triggered by torrential rain brought by Typhoon Damrey, the 10th typhoon of the year, disrupted services of two railways in northeast China’s Liaoning province early Saturday morning, local authorities said.

The services of a major local railway that links Liaoning’s capital city Shenyang with the port city of Dalian was suspended after a section was submerged under water at about 2 a.m., the Shenyang railway bureau said in a statement. The disruption has led to the delay of several trains, it added.

Flooding also caused the collapse of the railway bed in a section of the Shenyang-Shanhaiguan line.

More heavy rains are forecast to batter Liaoning later Saturday, according to the provincial meteorological center.

The southeastern part of Liaoning received 100 to 220 mm of rainfall as of 4 a.m. Saturday, with a locality in the city of Anshan receiving 420 mm.

One people was killed and another five missing Friday night in Dalian when a bridge they were purportedly crossing was toppled by floods, the local government said.

Flooding also has forced the evacuation of 88,773 people in the province.

Xinhua