More than 20,000 residents in North China's Shanxi Province have been relocated after heavy rain hit the province during the National Day holidays, the local authorities told media.
The heavy downpour started in Shanxi on Saturday and between Sunday and Thursday, precipitation in many places in the province exceeded 100 millimeters, reaching a historic high.
In Jinzhong and Linfen, the precipitation even exceeded 200 millimeters.
The rain stopped on Thursday but a new round of rainfall is expected on Friday and Saturday, according to the local meteorological department.
The rain has flooded villages causing the displacement and relocation of 8,000 residents in Yuncheng city.
It also destroyed the supports under a railway crossing over the Changyuan River.
A video published on Wednesday went viral on social media platforms showing the railway hanging in the air without abutments.
Maintenance personnel started to make urgent repairs on the railway since Thursday morning.
Days of heavy downpours have also caused floods and landslides that have resulted in four dead and several injured in Linfen city.
The Ministry of Water Resource has maintained a level-three emergency response, the second-lowest level,
and has asked local flood prevention authorities along the middle and lower reaches of the river to enhance their patrols on flood control projects.