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Worst floods

Worst floods

China could be facing the worst floods in more than a decade if rains continue to drench the Yangtze river region, an official was quoted yesterday as saying, as a typhoon nears the southern coast.
Wang Jingquan, head of the flood control office at the Yangtze River Water Resources Commission, said the situation along the nation's longest waterway was at a "critical point," according to the official China Daily newspaper.
"If heavy rain hits the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, coupled with the continuous rainfall in the middle and lower reaches, severe flooding similar to that in 1998 will occur," Wang was quoted as saying.


Updated : 2021-04-19 00:08 GMT+08:00