Nearly 271 killed in China rains, thousands evacuated


China: The massive rain has killed around hundreds of people in the China. The reports revealed that around 271 have been killed in the floods.

The rescue operations which were conducted by 59,000 troops revealed that more than fifteen bodies were recovered on Monday.

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Due to the heavy rains, the death toll has gone up to 150. More than 120 people are missing.

Wang Qilong of the Chinese Armed Police Force (CAPF) headquarters said,“16 CAPF corps, seven divisions and other troops joined the work, using 590 inflatable motor launches. Armed police have worked on over 375 km of dikes, repaired almost 1,000 km of roads and dredged over 80 km of river courses.”

For the negligency in duties due to the deadly floods, around four officials from the province were suspended from their posts

The four officials who were suspended include two Communist Party of China (CPC), a chief engineer of Shijiazhuang municipal bureau of transport and a deputy head of Jingxing County.


‘Around 2,00,000 people had been relocated and the direct economic losses are estimated at 7.2 billion yuan (about $1.1 billion)’, according to the city government.

Due to the heavy rain, about 1,500 km of roads and 56 bridges were damaged in rural areas.

In the city, about 70 square meters of land were waterlogged, nine electrical pump stations were damaged, and 20 residential communities were affected.

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The city has mobilised 3,16,000 people, 5,032 cars, 20 steam boats and 50 water pumps in the rescue work.

So far, over 210 km of roads and more than 570 pieces of electrical equipment have been repaired, the report said.