In China, due to the flooding has already killed 78 people, more than 90 missing

In China since the beginning of the current week in the floods at least 78 people were killed and over 90 people were missing. About it reports Russian service of the BBC, citing the country’s authorities.

About 16 million people in China were forced to leave their homes due to torrential rains in areas characterized by arid climate. Hardest hit province of Hebei and Henan.

In Hebei province in the North-East of the country killed at least 36 people. In Henan province in the Central part of the country, floods affected 15 people, eight more are reported missing.

According to police, a large number of victims could have been avoided if there was no breakthrough river dam near the town of Tianmen mountain, Hubei province. At the same time, local residents claim that the authorities did not warn them in advance about the impending disaster, which they did not have time to leave the dangerous area.

Flooding has destroyed crops on an area of 1.5 million hectares, the loss is estimated at $ 3 billion (20 billion yuan).

Torrential rains do not stop in different areas of China from the end of June. Particularly difficult situation is observed in the regions in the Yangtze river basin. Victims of floods, mudflows and landslides this summer in China were more than 200 people.




In China, due to the flooding has already killed 78 people, more than 90 missing 23.07.2016

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