Joe McDonald: Death toll rises to 567 in China flooding

From the AP, via the Boston Globe:

The death toll in two weeks of flooding in areas throughout China has risen by 31 to at least 567, with roads and rail lines cut in its southern industrial heartland and more rains forecast, the government said Saturday.

Another 165 people were missing and more than 2.45 million people have been evacuated from flood-prone areas, mostly in the south, state media said, citing the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

See also "Floods affected 18.8 million people in south, east China" from People's Daily and "Poor die in floods as the rich chill out" from the Telegraph.

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