CHINA Six killed by hail and floods in East China's Jiangxi Province

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Six killed by hail and floods in East China's Jiangxi Province

CGTN

02:07, June 10, 2019

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At least six people are confirmed dead and one is reported missing after hail and floods hit east China's Jiangxi Province, local media reported on Sunday.

The heavy downpours damaged around 77,400 hectares of crops, collapsed 118 houses and severely damaged 97 houses from Thursday till Sunday, Xinhua reported citing the Jiangxi provincial emergency management department.

The China National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) jointly activated a level-IV emergency response on Saturday.

Disaster relief supplies have been distributed by authorities to the affected residents, Xinhua reported. 

The estimated direct economic loss is about 1.59 billion yuan, local authorities said. 


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