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Duration2004/09/05 Floods in Southwest China, triggered by a heavy storm from 3 to 5 September, began to recede as torrential rains eased, leaving at least 177 people dead and more than 60 missing.
Country or DistrictChina

Headline(Source, Date)
Personal Injury Material Damage Others
Situation Report by Ministry of Civil Affairs, PRC (Sept. 7, 2004)
Dead 79
Missing 41
Evacuee 382,700
Affected 6.74 million
Dead 34
Missing 33
Evacuee 180,800
Affected 1,586,000

Collapsed Houses 67,000
Damaged Houses 143,000
Collapsed Houses 42,800
Damaged Houses 290,700

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  • China Daily 2004/09/09
    The Sichuan provincial disaster relief office confirmed 102 people dead and 35 missing. In Chongqing Municipality, the disaster relief office confirmed the death toll jumped to 75, 25 missing and 2,513 injured.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1
    From 3 to 5 September, a heavy storm hit the northeast region of the Sichuan Province, including cities of Nanchong, Bazhong, Dazhou, Mianyang, Guangan, Guangyuan, Yaan and Liangshan. The Chongqing Municipality including the cities of Kaixian, Wanzhou, Yunyang, Wuxi, Chengkou, Bishan, Yubei, Beibei, Hechuang and Qijiang has been also seriously affected.
  • Xinhua Net 2004/09/07
    Floods unleashed by torrential rains have left at least 143 people dead and more than 50 others missing in southwest China's Sichuan Province and Chongqing Municipality.
  • Xinhua Net 2004/09/06
    The unusual heavy rainstorm, which started on last Thursday, has left 16 dead and 26 missing in Kaixian County of China's southwest Chongqing Municipality.
  • Xinhua Net 2004/09/05
    The rainstorm, which started around 8 a.m. Saturday, has brought a precipitation of 327.3 mm to the county, a record of the county in two centuries. So far, all the county's 55 towns have been affected and more than 87,000 local residents were besieged by floodwater.
  • Xinhua Net 2004/09/06
    The death toll from rainstorm-triggered floods in the northeastern part of Sichuan Province, southwest China, had risen to 55 and the missing increased to 52 by 23:30 Sunday, according to the provincial flood control office.
  • Newsday NY 2004/09/05
    In addition to the 19 confirmed dead, 21 others were missing, the report said. Rescue work was under way.
  • China Daily 2004/09/05
    The death toll from heavy and torrential rainfall in southwest China's Sichuan province has risen to 19 as of 10:30 p.m. Saturday, while 21 have been reportedmissing and 40 others seriously injured
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