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China rainstorms kill 111, leave 47 missing

07-25-2012 13:24 BJT

The country’s Ministry of Civil Affairs says torrential rains across the country have left 111 people dead and another 47 missing.

Since July 20th, heavy downpours have hit 22 provinces and regions in China. Natural disasters caused by the torrential rains have affected more than 9 million people in 353 counties and has forced the evacuation of nearly 1.2 million people. The rainstorms have destroyed 54,000 houses and damaged another 144,000.

Meanwhile, South China has been hit by torrential rains as typhoon Vincente passed through the region on Wednesday. National disaster relief and civil affairs authorities have initiated a fourth-grade emergency response and have sent teams to the worst-affected areas in Beijing and Hebei to direct relief work.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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