8 killed, 18 missing in Sichuan rainstorm

Torrential rains have flooded cities and villages in southwestern China’s Sichuan province, killing eight people while 18 others are still missing. 564,000 people have been affected in the rainstorm which began on Sunday, according to state news agency Xinhua. About 12,500 people were relocated, Xinhua said. Power lines and roads were damaged and 3,800 houses collapsed. […]