Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More than 175 dead and 36 million affected by floods in China

The center of China has in weeks of suffering the worst drought in half a century to face the wrath of the usual summer floods, which caused about 175 deaths and more than 36 million affected in this and other areas of the country, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs. According to the Ministry 86 people are missing as a result of four rounds of torrential rains and flooding from June 3 to 13 have affected administrative divisions of China, especially in the river basin Yangtze, the one where the first five months of the year many lakes and rivers dried up.

The disasters have affected 36.57 million people homeless and left 1.64 million people from 510 districts in 13 provinces in China.

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