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928 killed this year as China suffering worst flood in a decade

07-29-2010 13:48 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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China is suffering its worst flooding in a decade. A total of 928 people have been killed and 477 are missing across China this year as of Wednesday morning.

Floods have affected a total of 130 million people in 28 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions. Direct economic losses are estimated at almost 180 billion yuan. A total of 875 thousand homes have collapsed, more than 9 million people have been evacuated, and over 8 million hectares of crops flooded nationwide.

In coming days, Hubei, Jilin and Liaoning provinces will see more rains, with Hubei province bracing for flood waters from the Yangtze River and Hanjiang River. Meanwhile, continuous rainfall will keep pounding four major rivers, including the Yangtze, Hanjiang, Songhua, and Liaohe.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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