China flooding leaves dozens dead

13 06 2011

(ALJAZEERA) – A new round of flooding across central China has killed more than 40 people, state media has reported.

Torrential rains triggered floods and landslides that toppled homes and destroyed river embankments in Hubei province, killing 22 people and leaving five others missing, the Xinhua News Agency said.

The cities of Yueyang and Changde in neighboring Hunan province also reported 19 deaths and 28 people missing following landslides early on Friday.

In addition to the deaths, over 10,000 people were stranded by floods in the country, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported on Saturday.

A total of 111,000 people from the cities of Xiangyang, Huanggang and Xianning were relocated to safer places, Xinhua reported, citing local civil affairs authorities.

Read more at:

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/06/201161161728754834.html

 

Photo from EPA, published in ALJAZEERA

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