More than 100 people killed in China due to heavy rainfall


The heavy rainfall took place across central and southern China on Monday. Around 100 people have been killed, damaged more than 1.5 million hectares of cropland. The rainfall also led to direct economic losses of more than 20 billion, the government said.

On Tuesday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang persuaded officials to do everything so that lives of thousands of the residents can be protected.

93 people have been killed in heavy rainfall across 11 provinces and regions. Moreover, 19 people are missing in the past four days, state news agency Xinhua reported on Monday.

More than a million people were forced to evacuate their homes and relocate, reports said.

1.34 million hectares of cropland had been damaged and another 157,800 hectares had been destroyed by Monday morning, resulting in direct economic losses of 20.43 billion yuan, Ministry of Civil Affairs said.

More than 7,100 hogs, 215 bulls and 5.14 million fowl have been killed in Anhui, the China News Service reported.

More than 100 trains have been stopped due to flooding on Sunday, Xinhua reported.