Over a million people affected in China due to heavy rainfall

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BEIJING: China's Ministry of Emergency Management on Tuesday informed that over 1.63 million people across seven provincial-level regions in southern China have been affected due to heavy rainfall which started last month.


According to the Xinhua report, a total of 6,464 people stranded in floods across the country have been rescued.

As per the report, the affected people live in regions like Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangxi and Chongqing.

At least, 1,26,100 hectares of farmland have also been impacted due to the heavy rainfall, while around 77,000 residents have been relocated. 1,600 houses have collapsed while the country faces a loss of about USD 390 million due to the floods and the rainfall.

As per the National Meteorological Center report, the yellow alert for heavy rains in southern China continues.

 

With inputs from ANI

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