At least 24 people have been killed and 40 others injured after torrential rains struck the Minxian county in China's northwestern Gansu province.
Local officials said Friday that 33 people remain missing in the ensuing floods, Xinhua reported.
The one-hour stormy weather wreaked havoc in 17 of Minxian county's 18 townships and villages.
Several homes, hospitals, and schools have been damaged in the incident.
The inundations also cut power supplies in six townships and disrupted traffic on two interprovincial highways.
Almost 2,000 people were evacuated following the storm for safety considerations.
Meanwhile, more than 1.2 million people in central China's Hunan province have been affected by storms and hail that have wreaked havoc since Tuesday.
The Hunan provincial meteorological center said more rains will hit the province Friday.
KABUL — A flash flood has swept through villages in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 27 people.
It was the second major flood reported this week in the north.
The governor of Takhar province, Abdul Jabar Taqwa, says a powerful wave of water broke through a dam early Friday morning, washed down a valley and damaged several villages.
He says the flood occurred in Ishkamish district, a remote mountainous area that he says can be only accessed by helicopter.
Earlier this week, high water flooded Dhy Marda village in Sari Pul province, killing 21 people — many of them members of a wedding party.
That flood destroyed at least 45 homes and damaged another 150.