Over 76 dead, 79 missing in China's Fujian floods
CHINA: Floods have triggered landslides and mud flows in east China's
Fujian Province, leaving 76 dead and 79 missing as of 4 pm Monday, said
local flood control officials Tuesday.
The floods, the worst in one hundred years in some regions of Fujian,
have affected 2.65 million people and destroyed 44,200 houses. A total
of 527,300 people have been evacuated in Fujian alone, said a
spokesperson with the provincial Flood Control and Drought Relief
Office. Direct economic losses have reached 9.6 billion yuan ( 1.4
billion US dollars), said the spokesperson.
As of 8 a.m. Monday, floods in 10 regions of south China had left 175
dead and 107 missing, according to the Office of State Flood Control and
Drought Relief Headquarters. Fuzhou, Tuesday,Xinhua