Heavy rainstorm that swept through the Enshi Prefecture of central China's Hubei Province since Friday has left at least eight people dead, two missing and about 785,000 affected.
People use a board to block water at the door of a shop on the flooded Weiming Road in Cangzhou City, north China's Hebei Province, July 5, 2008. Heavy rainfall hit Cangzhou on Saturday. (Xinhua/Fu Xinchun)
Tan Yunju, a woman in Wanzhai Township, Xuan'en County, was killed by lightening. Hu Chengbo, a primary school pupil in Lichuan City, was washed away by mountain floods. Two passers-by were killed by a collapsed wall in Badong County.
Huang Changcui, a woman in Toudaoshui village, Enshi City, was buried by a collapsed house and died later when all rescue efforts failed. Three children, aged between 4 and 6, were killed by a landslide in the same village.
Rescuers are searching for the two missing in Tianba village, Lichuan City, after a truck fell into a river on Saturday morning as a result of heavy rain.