- CNTV English - CCTV News

Death toll from flooding in NW China' s Shaanxi rises to 46, 121 still missing

07-22-2010 09:05 BJT

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 46 people dead and 121 others missing as of Wednesday afternoon, said a spokesperson with the provincial government.

Heavy rain ravaged 22 counties in three cities including Ankang, Shangluo and Hanzhong from July 14 to July 19, with precipitation of 330 mm in the worst-hit area, which tops a former record set in 1953.

Around 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 25 dead and 24 others missing.

One of the landslides hit Qiyan village in Hanbin District and the other struck Muzhu village in Langao County.

Since July, rain-triggered floods have left 273 people dead and 218 missing in China, as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to data from the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program