58 dead, 175 missing in China flood

Heavy rainfall and the ensuing disaster has forced 300 thousand people to relocate, causing direct economic loss of about USD 3.30 billion

58 dead, 175 missing in China flood

World Bulletin/News Desk

A total of 58 people died while 175 others were missing on Tuesday in rainstorm-led floods and landslides in China's southwestern Sichuan Province.

Sichuan's Flood and Drought Prevention Department announced that 47 people died in a landslide hitting a village in Dujiangyan City, and 117 others went missing.

Some 13,400 houses were reported to have collapsed, leaving 3.47 million people affected by the floods.

Heavy rainfall and the following disaster forced 300 thousand people to relocate, causing direct economic loss of 20.2 billion yuan, about USD3.30 billion, the officials added.

Authorities have warned the Chinese people that there may be more landslides, mud-rock flows and floods due to ongoing heavy rainfall.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Temmuz 2013, 11:00
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