Nearly 6,500 houses collapsed and 60,000 were damaged. About 468,800 hectares of farmland was flooded and 45,200 hectares of crops were destroyed.
Industrial accidents are common in China, where safety standards are often laxly enforced.
A total of 14 members of a Chinese religious cult have been jailed for up to three years, state media said Sunday, the latest sentences after two members were executed this year for killing a woman.Jul 26, 2015, 15:41 PM IST
The 21 workers trapped in a collapsed tunnel in east China's Fujian Province for more than a day were rescued on Saturday.Dec 06, 2014, 23:18 PM IST
Five people were killed after an oil tank truck exploded in China's central Hubei Province, local authorities said on Saturday.Oct 25, 2014, 11:31 AM IST
A knife-wielding man stabbed eight children and a teacher in a rampage at a Chinese primary school Monday, leaving at least three of them dead, reports said, in the country`s latest attack against youngsters.Sep 01, 2014, 12:20 PM IST
A man committed suicide after killing three and injuring six people Monday in a school in China`s Hubei province, an official said.Sep 01, 2014, 12:06 PM IST
Sixteen people have been arrested from central China's Hubei Province for allegedly forcing more than 30 girls, mostly underage students, into prostitution.Aug 30, 2014, 13:03 PM IST
Rescuers are battling to save six coal miners trapped after a flood in a mine in central China`s Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Hubei Province.Aug 14, 2014, 22:59 PM IST
China will fine German premium auto brand Audi around 250 million yuan (USD 40.63 million) for violating anti-monopoly laws, the 21st Century Business Herald, an influential business daily, reported on Thursday.Aug 14, 2014, 09:20 AM IST
A Chinese court today upheld the death sentence handed down to a mining billionaire said to have links with disgraced former security tsar Zhou Yongkang.Aug 07, 2014, 13:01 PM IST
A Chinese court on Thursday upheld the death sentence for a former mining tycoon connected to the eldest son of former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, the focus of a high-profile corruption investigation, state media reported.Aug 07, 2014, 10:04 AM IST
A Chinese woman has been detained by police on suspicion of chopping off the ears of a six-year-old boy in Hubei province.Feb 07, 2014, 21:20 PM IST
At least 15 people were killed and 4.68 million affected as heavy rains lashed several parts of China.Jun 09, 2013, 09:27 AM IST
At least 15 people were killed and 4.68 million affected as heavy rains lashed several parts of China.Jun 08, 2013, 18:35 PM IST
Nine cases of cholera have been reported in China`s central Hubei Province.Oct 13, 2012, 20:09 PM IST