Reuters AlertNet 2005/08/22
Heavy rain and landslides have killed at least 47 people across China and storms are snarling transport and flooding reservoirs, domestic media reported on Monday.
The central province of Hubei was hardest hit, with heavy rain and flooding there claiming 32 lives, state television reported without giving details.
At least nine people were killed, another one is missing and many more injured when torrential rain struck the Pearl River Delta in South China's Guangdong Province over the weekend.
The cities of Shenzhen and Dongguan were the hardest hit by the downpours that have caused landslides and traffic chaos, according to sources with the Guangdong Provincial Anti-Flooding Headquarters yesterday.
In Shenzhen, eight people were killed when at least 30 landslides and housing collapses occurred in and around the city.
Eight people were reported killed by rainstorms that pelted Shenzhen, a city of south China's Guangdong Province, from Friday night to Saturday noon, local government sources said.
According to the Shenzhen city government, the rainfall reached 240 mm in 24 hours. The number of injured people is not available by press time.
Fifteen people were killed and another 32 are still missing in Liaoning Province, an old industrial base in northeast China, in the flooding last weekend.
Information provided by the provincial civil affairs bureau said seven cities in the province were experienced floods, with 1.76 million residents affected and direct economic losses placed at 7.4 billion yuan (about 913 million US dollars).
From 8:00 a.m. last Friday through to 8 a.m. on Sunday, Liaoning was doused by concentrated rainstorms. Fushun City was the worst-hit. Altogether 53 highways and railway lines inside Liaoning were destroyed, including the freeway linking Shenyang, the provincial capital, and Fushun and the railway connecting Liaoning and Jilin, its close neighbor.
Other damage included the destruction of 240,000 hectares of crops, 8,376 rural homes.
Emergency disaster relief work is underway in northeast China's Liaoning province after massive flooding.
The provincial government has allocated 4.5 million yuan or about half a million US dollars for emergency disaster relief.
Torrential rainstorms and ensuing floods in northeast China's Liaoning Province since Friday killed ten people, injured 46 and left 35 others missing, according to sources with the provincial department of civil affairs Monday.
The floods hit 20 counties of seven cities in Liaoning, affecting 1.44 million people.
Reuters AlertNet 2005/08/16
More than 2.3 million people were affected by the flooding that caused more than 30 thousand houses to collapse, resulting in direct economic damage of 2.31 billion yuan ($285 million), the ministry said