Flood Toll in China Rises to 46; More Rain Falling

From AP:

Floods caused by heavy storms have killed 46 people this week in southern China, with 50 people missing as heavy rains had yet to subside.

The Ministry of Civil Affairs said Friday emergency rescuers had been dispatched across southern China to help the 2.6 million people affected by the flooding, which has caused $400 million in damages.

So far this year, about 200 people have died from flooding and heavy rains, a statement on the State Flood Control and Disaster Relief Headquarters website said.

See also a video from BBC of a dramatic rescue of a man in the floods.

June 18, 2010 10:11 AM
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