China floods kill 93, half a million evacuated – Reuters

From Reuters:

Flooding from two weeks of heavy rain in southern China has killed 93 people, a further 11 are missing and more than half a million people have been evacuated to higher ground, the official China Daily said on Saturday.

“Nearly 12 million people in nine provinces, regions and municipalities have been affected by the weather,” the newspaper quoted the Ministry of Civil Affairs as saying.

At least 560,000 people have been evacuated and direct losses from the heavy rains have reached 7.66 billion yuan ($956 million), said the ministry. [Full text]

See photos of the floods from People’s Daily.

June 10, 2006 2:30 PM
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