China suffered from catastrophic floods and landslides on Wednesday as torrential seasonal rains and typhoons hit its southern coast.
Five people went missing in southwestern Yunnan province after landslides destroyed two homes, said the official People’s Daily newspaper.
In Sichuan province, 21 vehicles parked on a plaza in Yibin city fell into a hole after the road below collapsed in the middle of the night.
No one was injured, according to media reports.
Floods have left more than 200 people dead or missing in China this year and caused $ 25 billion worth of damage, authorities said last week.
Typhoon Higos soaked Hong Kong overnight before landing in Zhuhai, in the morning with a maximum wind speed of 126 kilometers (78 miles) per hour.
The typhoon weakened to a tropical storm as it moved west towards neighboring Guangxi.
More than 65,000 people were evacuated, schools were closed and many fishing boats returned to ports along the coast, according to Chinese media reports.
Power was cut off in Meizhou city in northeastern Guangdong province on Tuesday night after a tree fell into a power line.
The worst flooding appears to have ended in Sichuan, where the state reached an emergency level early Wednesday.
Fortunately, the toes of the UNESCO world heritage Buddha statue resurfaced at low tide, news reports said.
This is the first time in at least 70 years that water has reached the feet of the Leshan Giant Buddha, a 71 meter (233 ft) high statue carved into the side of a mountain in the eighth century.
Mount Emei, a nearby tourist location, reopened to visitors after being closed for nearly three days.