China Faces Floods in South and Northeast; Hundreds Dead or Missing

21 Aug 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China
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China’s northeast region is facing its worst floods in more than decade, while heavy rains brought by Typhoon Utor have caused extensive flooding in the nation’s southern regions.The total number of lives lost in the floods is thought to be over 200.Flooding has also caused crop failures on 256,000 hectares of farmland across the northeast, one of China’s breadbaskets.Eighty-five people were confirmed dead and 105 were missing in northeast China as of August 19. An estimated 3.74 million people have been affected by the floods in the region, according to state news agency Xinhua.The deadliest incident thus far happened last week, when heavy rains caused the Nei River in northeast Liaoning Province to overflow its banks near Fushun City, killing 54 people...

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