13 Jun '11, 4am

More falls to hit rain-ravaged regions - AsiaOne

More falls to hit rain-ravaged regions - AsiaOne

BEIJING - A new round of rain beginning on Monday was expected to batter Central, East and South China, where 98 people have died and 78 are missing due to rain-triggered floods, landslides and other disasters, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Sunday. By Sunday torrential rain had triggered floods and landslides in 13 provinces, affecting 10.4 million people and destroying 645,000 hectares of farmland, according to the CCTV report. It also said the direct economic loss had reached 8.7 billion yuan (S$1.65 billion) and a level-3 emergency alert over the recent floods had been declared. "The intensity and location of recent rainfalls have caused many casualties and much damage to properties in some areas," Chen Lei, minister of water resources and deputy head of the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, said on Saturday. The China Meteorological Adm...

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