Death toll rises to 13 in central China flash flood

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-06 10:55:10|Editor: huaxia
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Rescuers search for the missing in Hefeng County of central China's Hubei Province, Aug. 5, 2019. (Xinhua/Tan Yuanbin)

13 people have been killed after a rain-triggered flood hit central China's Hubei Province.

WUHAN, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Thirteen people have been confirmed dead after a downpour-triggered flash flood hit a scenic area in central China's Hubei Province, local authorities said on Tuesday.

The accident happened around 6:40 p.m. on Sunday in Duobi Gorge, Hefeng County. So far, 61 people have been rescued, according to the rescue headquarters.

The identities of the victims have been preliminarily confirmed as tourists from outside the region.