Trains partially suspended in Northeast China due to heavy rains

Passenger rail service is partially paralyzed in Northeast China due to Typhoon Kanun, which brought heavy rains.

According to the transport authorities in Shenyang (Liaoning Province), the movement of two dozen trains has been temporarily suspended, including on the Beijing-Shenyang and Qingdao-Shenyang routes, China Central Television reports.

Heilongjiang Province, the report said, «is also on high alert for rain and flooding.» In the morning, the water level in six rivers and three reservoirs in this province exceeded critical levels.

China’s Ministry of Emergency Management is coordinating several provinces’ flood preparedness, with a focus on Tianjin Municipality and the provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang.

In the port city of Dalian, strong wind gusts up to 88 km per hour are predicted. The city’s flood control headquarters has warned of possible flash floods and geological disasters, TV reported.