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Floods in northern China kill 19; 37 others missing

Floods in northern China kill 19; 37 others missing

The death toll from flooding in northwest China has climbed to 19, and 37 other people were missing, state media reported Saturday.
Rainstorms pounded the city of Ankang in Shaanxi province beginning on Monday, the official Xinhua News Agency said. It reported Wednesday that 17 people were killed and 33 were missing.
Army troops were called in to bring disaster relief supplies to the worst-hit areas.
The flooding, along with landslides and mud-rock flows, has caused direct economic losses of 280 million yuan (US$37 million,


Updated : 2021-10-20 19:16 GMT+08:00