Devastating floods in China


The floods and landslides caused by heavy rains in Northern, Central and Eastern parts of China, 18 July killed 164 people, 125 were missing, completely destroyed 125 homes.

Only in eight provinces of the country from the disaster affected about 10.5 million people. Most went to Hebei province, where 130 people were killed, 111 were missing, about 300 thousand have been evacuated.

So, for the urban district Xingtai Hebei province in just 24 hours July 19-20 fell 244,9 mm of precipitation. The flooding has claimed lives here 25 people, unknown fate of another 13 people. Local residents accuse the authorities of failing to warn them of the coming flood.

According to the Ministry of civil Affairs of China, to the affected areas so far include Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Shandong and Henan. In the result of severe weather were evacuated more than 500 thousand people. 344 thousand damaged houses.

Under water have appeared, including eight in Beijing. Just from natural disasters in the city suffered 100 thousand people, their homes were forced to leave 13 thousand inhabitants.

The Chinese Central government has allocated 250 million yuan ($ 37.4 million) to assist victims in Hebei province.

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