XI'AN, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in southern parts of northwest China's Shaanxi Province have left at least 41 people dead and 107 others missing by Tuesday afternoon, a spokesperson with the provincial government said Wednesday morning.
|Photo taken on July 20, 2010 shows local medical staff carry out epidemical prevention |
work at Ankang city, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, July 19, 2010.(Xinhua Photo)
By Tuesday afternoon, 1.66 million people in the three cities were affected, 27,160 houses were destroyed, and 101,000 hectares of farmland were affected. Direct economic losses were estimated at 2.49 billion yuan (366 million U.S. dollars).
In Ankang alone, two major landslides occurred Sunday night, leaving 14 dead and 35 others missing.
One of the landslide happened at Qiyan village in Hanbin District and the other at Muzhu village in Fenggao County.