39 killed, 13 missing in China`s rainstorms
Beijing: At least 39 people were killed and 13 others missing after torrential rains triggered floods and landslides in China, the government said on Monday.
The Ministry of Civil Affairs said 18 people were dead and four missing in northern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, while nine others lost their lives and another four remain missing in eastern Anhui Province.
One person died in central Hubei Province after heavy rains led to flooding and landslides.
The natural disaster also led to nine deaths and five missing cases in southwestern Sichuan Province, as well as two deaths in southwestern Chongqing municipality, state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
About 2.44 million people in 34 counties in Sichuan have been affected by the extreme weather conditions and forced the relocation of some 1.20 lakh people.
The rainstorms also destroyed more than 5,600 houses and damaged another 10,000, the ministry added.
In neighbouring Chongqing Municipality, about 8.76 lakh people have been affected and over 1.04 lakh others were evacuated amid rain-triggered disasters.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: APJ Abdul Kalam's last journey, India bids a tearful adieu
- DNA : Justice delivered; India hangs 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon
- Robert Vadra explains Facebook post, denies insulting Parliament
- Shashi Tharoor condems Yakub Memon's hanging
- Exclusive interview with Usman Majid, MLA, J&K Congress
- Yakub Memon: The two men who lead police to 'House of Memons'
- Why did you choose Smriti Irani as HRD minister? Congress leader asks PM Narendra Modi
- Meeting called by Speaker fails to end Parliament logjam; government indicates all-party meet
- Rajnath slams UPA for coining 'Hindu terrorists', Congress accuses BJP of playing politics on terror
- Cristiano Ronaldo great, but Lionel Messi is greatest: Xavi Hernandez