Flooding in northern China has forced the evacuation of over 250,000 people in an area along the border with North Korea.
Xinhua News Agency said Monday that heavy rain over the last few days caused the Yalu river, which marks the border, to breach its banks.
Xinhua said 253,500 people were moved after the Yalu rose to its highest level in a decade.
The Water Resources Department in Liaoning province, where Dandong is located, confirmed that four people had died though he was unable to provide details.
North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency said torrential rain and water from the overflowing Yalu swamped houses, public buildings and farmland in more than five villages near Sinuiju, the city opposite Dandong.