1,247 lives claimed in “devastating” flood season – Xinhua

From Xinhua:

Natural disasters have affected more than 201 million people – around one sixth of the population, according to the statistics from the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters released Friday.

Floods and landslides have killed 1,247 people and left another 331 missing in China in the major flood season this year, a senior official said, adding that crops on at least 15 million hectares of farmland have been destroyed and 1.17 million houses ruined.

October 8, 2005 4:09 PM
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