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Rainstorms hit northeast China, 152,000 people relocated

07-23-2010 11:42 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Rainstorms have caused havoc in the northeastern provinces of Liaoning and Jilin since Monday, leading to the collapse of 5,700 houses and relocation of 152,000 people, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Thursday.

In Liaoning, 5,200 houses were flattened and 105,000 people relocated as of 10 a.m. Thursday, while in Jilin 500 houses were destroyed and 47,000 people moved, said a ministry spokesman.

Nearly 2 million people in the two provinces were affected, he said.

Some areas have recorded more than 300 mm of rainfall since Monday, he added.

The civil affairs department of Liaoning has sent tents and quilts to the affected regions.

The National Disaster Reduction Commission and the Ministry of Civil Affairs on Thursday sent a work team to the affected regions to help with disaster relief.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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