Reuters AlertNet 2005/06/26
Swollen rivers that have flooded parts of southern and eastern China, killing at least 567 people and displacing 2.5 million, have sunk back below warning levels, state media reported on Sunday.
OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2005/06/24
According to information released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs on 23 June 2005, heavy rains since the middle of June resulted in severe floods, landslides and mud flows in Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, and Guangxi provinces. As of 23 June, 97 people had lost their lives, 41 people were missing, 1.4 million people had been evacuated for resettlement, and 16.7 million people were affected in the above six provinces. The provinces of Guangxi, Fujian and Guangdong have been the worst affected by the floods.
Floods that have swept 22 provinces and regions across China since late last week claimed 536 lives and caused 137 people missing by 16:00 p.m. Thursday, the Office of State Floods Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said.
The office said that 22 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities were hit by floods since last week, causing an economic loss of 20.352 billion yuan (2.45 billion US dollars).
Heavy flooding across south China has killed at least 80 people, left dozens missing and forced almost 700,000 to evacuate their homes, state media said on Thursday.
And the worst may be to come with torrential rain forecast to pound south and southeast China at least until the end of the week.
Reuters AlertNet 2005/06/23
Heavy floods have slammed into towns across southern China, killing at least 80 people, leaving dozens missing and forcing almost 700,000 to run for their lives.
China has evacuated 100,000 residents of a southern city to escape a swollen river in one of three provinces where heavy rains have triggered landslides and floods killing more than 44 people.
Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains have killed more than 20 people in three southern Chinese provinces and disrupted traffic on a rail line linking the mainland with Hong Kong, state media said.
Continuous rainstorms and ensuing floods and landslides had left dozens of locals dead and affected millions of population in south China region.
Statistics from the provincial government of Guangdong, in south China, showed the torrential rains since June 18 had led to nine people's death and affected a population of 540,000 in the province.
In southeast China's Fujian Province, the death toll from floods and landslides had risen to 12 while five others are still missing.
Flooding following continuous torrential rains over the past several days hit northern and western parts of Fujian Province, east China, causing casualties and affecting transportation in some places.