China : Flood : 2005/0７/22
|Country or District||China|
|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|
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.
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.