Death Toll Raises To 132 As Floods Continue In Southern China

June 20, 2010

China (ChattahBox) – Flooding in Southern China has led to the evacuation of 280,000 people, after 132 were killed by the rising waters, and 86 were listed as missing.

The heavy rains are expected to continue throughout the Fujian, Jiangxi, and Hunan provinces, officials from the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.

Flooding is a common problem in China, with even more flood activity this year than normal. The local governments are being urged to create a more extensive anti-flood policy, and to take measures against riding rivers.

The damages have now exceeded 14.5 billion yuan ($2.1 billion USD), mostly in ruined crops.



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