I started this blog for personal matters, to publish my art and literature, Now it seems I am turning this blog to a reporting media of Human abuse and Human being in wretched plight all around the World. I hope, We all citizen should rush to the crying and disturbing souls and help and support them. Protest and publicizing can help stop atrocities on public and bring safety measure to the mass under calamities.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Floods across southern China take heavy toll

Floods across southern China take heavy toll

Sunday, 20 June 2010 08:26

In residents are evacuated after heavy rains caused floods in  Huaiji in south China’s Guangdong province (15 June) An estimated 68,000 houses have been damaged in the flooding

Torrential rain and landslides in southern China have killed 132 people, with more heavy rain forecast.

A further 86 people are missing and 800,000 residents have been evacuated.

There have also been power cuts, collapsed reservoirs and widespread damage to roads. Millions are without drinking water supplies.

Dozens of rivers have passed safety levels, including the Pearl River in Guangdong province.

China's rainy season, which began in May, follows the worst drought in a century in the south-west.

'Rain intensity increased'

The National Meteorological Centre warned on Sunday of more rainstorms to come.

"The scope and intensity of the rain have increased," it said in a statement on its website.

"In parts of Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Henan, Guangxi and other areas of the south, the rainfall will be 100-180 millimetres. In other parts, the rainfall will be more than 200 millimetres."

A total of 68,000 houses have been damaged and more than 500,000 hectares (1.2 million acres) of crops have been affected, the reports said.

State TV broadcast images of soldiers leading rescues from roof tops, submerged fields, overturned cars people wading through waist-high water as they tried to cross a flooded bridge.

Source : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10359596.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10360075.stm










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