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Torrential rains batter large parts of China

06-25-2012 07:45 BJT

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Torrential rain has battered southern and northern regions of China over the past three days, killing at least 16 people.

In the southwestern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, floods have affected more than 450-thousand people, destroyed some 1-thousand houses and inundated almost 17-thousand hectares of farmland. Direct economic losses are estimated at 128 million yuan, or 20 million US dollars. In neighboring Guangdong province, two people have died in storms. Water levels in several major rivers in the province are above warning levels. Heavy downpours have also battered East China's Jiangxi province, affecting over 730-thousand people.

Local governments have relocated about 27-thousand to avoid flooding. Floods have also affected three counties in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Torrential rain has battered southern and northern regions of China over the past
three days, killing at least 16 people.

Torrential rain has battered southern and northern regions of China over the
past three days, killing at least 16 people.

The flooded Dajia River threatens riverside residents in Taichung, southeast China's
Taiwan, June 12, 2012. Torrential rains that hit the central and southern parts of
Taiwan over the days have disrupted local road traffic and agricultural production.
(Xinhua)

Rain water flushes over a road tunnel of the Central Cross-Island Highway in
Taichung, southeast China's Taiwan, June 12, 2012. Torrential rains that hit the
central and southern parts of Taiwan over the days have disrupted local road traffic
and agricultural production. (Xinhua)

A banana plantation is flooded after torrential rains struck Qishan District,
Kaohsiung, southeast China's Taiwan, June 12, 2012. Torrential rains that hit the
central and southern parts of Taiwan over the days have disrupted local road traffic
and agricultural production. (Xinhua)

 

 

Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CNTV.CN

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