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Death Toll In China Floods Rises To Over 100

Beijing, Jun 15 : Torrential rain continued to flood parts of central China on Wednesday, Chinese state media reported. China says the death toll from recent flooding has risen to 105 people with 63 others missing. State

PTI [ Updated: June 15, 2011 10:17 IST ]
death toll in china floods rises to over 100
death toll in china floods rises to over 100

Beijing, Jun 15 : Torrential rain continued to flood parts of central China on Wednesday, Chinese state media reported.

 
China says the death toll from recent flooding has risen to 105 people with 63 others missing.
 
State broadcaster, CCTV showed footage of flood waters submerging houses and roads on Wednesday in Anhui and Jiangxi Province.
 
The Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Tuesday that most of the deaths were in central Hunan province, where torrential rain is expected to continue until Friday.
Rain-triggered mudslides and landslides have already killed 39 people there, with 21 others missing.
 
The ministry says 35 million yuan (5 million US dollars) has been allocated to central Guizhou province for disaster relief.
 
Twenty-four people have died in Guizhou and another 32 are missing.
 
The ministry says it is also dispatching five thousand tents and 40 thousand blankets for flood-affected residents.  AP

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