Heavy rain causes havoc in Shenzhen


Traffic resumed in the city of Shenzhen in south China’s Guangdong Province on Monday after being partly paralyzed by the strongest rainfall that hit the city since 2008.

Heavy rains that battered the city on Sunday has weakened by Monday morning. Water has receded in most areas of the city and road traffic has resumed.

Flights at the Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport have returned to normal by Sunday night and the affected high-speed rail service at the city’s railway station has been restored.

Shenzhen, China’s first special economic zone designated in early 1980s, had a maximum rainfall of 430.7 mm on Sunday. The downpour caused water-logging in the city and partly paralyzed the city’s traffic.

No casualties have been reported so far in the city.

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