Floods kill 392 people this year

15:38, June 30, 2010      

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As of the June 30, a total of 72.97 million people in China's 23 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities suffered from floods this year, according to official statistics.

The Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters and the Ministry of Civil Affairs released the statistics on Wednesday.

The floods left 392 people dead, 143 missing and 5.04 million people evacuated. It also affected some 46,300 square kilometers of crops and caused 430,000 houses to collapse. Direct economic losses reached 88.1 billion yuan.

Compared to average levels over the past ten years, the death toll in 2010 increased by 10 percent and the other figures grew more than 50 percent.

By People's Daily Online


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