Heavy rains affect over two million in China

At least 2.28 million people were affected due to heavy rainfall in northeast China, authorities said Saturday.

Last Updated: Aug 10, 2013, 16:31 PM IST

Beijing: At least 2.28 million people were affected due to heavy rainfall in northeast China, authorities said Saturday.
Rainstorms caused water logging in parts of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Inner Mongolia.
Rain-triggered flooding ruined 1.07 million hectares of crops or plants, resulting in direct economic losses of $1.06 billion, reported Xinhua citing the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.

Flood prevention work along the Songhuajiang River is underway.

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