CHINA 158 people dead or missing in China due to floods


158 people dead or missing in China due to floods


22:24, July 28, 2020


Aerial photo taken on June 8, 2020 shows the flooded Lijiang River in Yangshuo County of Guilin, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Photo: Xinhua)

A total of 158 people have died or are missing and over 54.8 million have been affected due to floods in 27 provincial-level regions, including Anhui, Jiangxi and Hubei provinces as of Tuesday, the Ministry of Emergency Management said.

As of Tuesday, 3.76 million people were relocated, and 41,000 houses collapsed. 

The floods have caused direct economic losses worth 144.43 billion yuan (some 20.63 billion U.S. dollars). 

The major flood season in China arrived this year on June 1 as downpour lashed out on several provinces and caused rising water levels in rivers and lakes including the Yangtze River. 

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