Beijing: Floods and landslides triggered
by heavy rains have left 3,185 people dead and more than 1,060
missing in China so far this year, Ministry of Civil Affairs
About 230 million Chinese have been affected by the
rains that hit many Chinese provinces, including Gansu,
Sichuan, Shaanxi, Jilin, Jiangxi and Hubei.
Nearly 15.2 million people were evacuated and 16.5
million hectares of crops had been affected. Direct economic
losses stood at more than 350 billion yuan (USD 51.4 billion),
according to figures released by the China National Committee
for Disaster Reduction and the MCA.
A devastating mudslide in northwest China`s Gansu
province earlier in August had killed at least 1,467 as of
Monday, with 298 are still missing.