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Flash floods kill 5 in north China

Aug. 12, 2013 at 10:17 AM

TAIYUAN, China, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Rain-triggered floods in northern China left five people dead and three others missing, officials said.

The rain hit in Linxian County in Shanxi province around 3 p.m. Sunday, causing flash floods at a construction site, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Five people were killed in the floods, local authorities said Sunday. Rescue crews were still looking for three others.

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