Beijing: At least 10 people have been confirmed dead while four others still missing in China's Liaoning province following a severe storm that hit the region last week, according to statistics released Sunday.
Torrential rains brought by typhoon Damrey hit Liaoning between Aug 3 to 4. Rainfall in some parts of the province is believed to have reached a 500-year high; Xinhua quoted the provincial flood prevention and drought control office as saying.
Flooding caused by the rains damaged 20 dams and destroyed over 31,000 houses. About 2.60 million people were affected, with 520,600 people evacuated.
There has been an estimated direct economic losses of 22 billion yuan (about $3.50 billion), the office said.
First Published: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 16:40