Monday, June 20, 2011

There are five million people affected by rains in China

China state media says more than five million people have been affected or displaced by floods in the east of the country, which has also led to food shortages. The torrential rains of water covered large areas of the provinces of Hubei and Zejiang, including some 432 thousand 200 hectares of farmland, said state news agency Xinhua.

Nearly one canceled business operations and 5.7 million people have seen their lives disrupted by the storm. In addition, just over seven thousand houses collapsed or were damaged and direct economic losses are estimated at nearly $ 930 million.

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