Scores Dead in China Floods

Al Jazeera reports on the floods in northeastern China which have left more than 100 people dead:

Waters have cut off roads, left villages inaccessible and knocked out communications and water supplies in the hardest-hit areas, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

At least 592,000 residents were evacuated from waterlogged areas after about 125,00 homes were damaged or swept away.

“The flood is unprecedented. Its devastation is appalling,” Sun Jingyuan, an official in the northeastern Antu County, said.

August 1, 2010 6:53 PM
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