Southern China has been experiencing severe climate change, the latest being a rainstorm that has reportedly killed 7 and allowed dozens of crocodiles to escape.
An emergency official was quoted as saying that 69 adult crocodiles and six juveniles had escaped. Some have been captured, but the operation was difficult because of the depth of a lake they are in, the media reports said.
Residents of the area have been advised to stay indoor to avoid an unpleasant encounter with the crocodile.
Further west, seven people died and three are missing after multiple landslides in the city of Yulin in the Guangxi region, the official Xinhua News Agency reported late Monday.
The rainstorm had caused flash floods in Hong Kong last week, killing two people.
Hong Kong leader John Lee had announced that the government would set up humanitarian aids to help those that have been affected by the flood.