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China: Flood: 2005/07/22 Country Information on DRR

Period 2005/07/22
Country or District China
Event Type Flood
Outline At least 15 people have been killed after a dam collapsed in south-west China, state media has reported. Dozens of houses were destroyed when a torrent of water swept through the town of Xiaocaoba in Yunnan province, Xinhua new agency said.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Xinhua 2005/07/22
Altogether 19 houses and 40 hectares of cropland in three villages were drowned after the collapse of the reservoir, which had a storage capacity of 80,000 cubic meters, and direct economic loss was estimated at about 4.64 million yuan (560,000 US dollars), he said.

Xinhua 2005/07/22
A small reservoir collapsed in heavy rain early on Thursday in southwest China's Yunnan Province, leaving 15 dead, 23 injured and one missing, the local government said Friday. By 10:00 a.m. Friday, the accident had affected 146 people in 36 families in Xiaocaoba township of Yiliang County, said Guo Youquan, an official with the county government.

BBC News 2005/07/:22
Flooding has claimed more than 700 lives in China so far this year.