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Disaster Toll for China in November

Posted by feww on December 12, 2013

Disasters affected 5+ million people across China in November: Officials

[Human-enhanced] natural disasters across China left 330,000 people displaced, dozens dead, and an unknown number of others injured in November, according to official figures.

Official Toll

  • Number of People Affected: More than five million
  • Displaced: 330,000
  • Fatalities: 24
  • Injured: Not known
  • No. of homes destroyed or damaged: 255,000 dwellings
  • Crop area affected: 661,900 hectars (ha)
  • Cropland destroyed: 67,600 ha
  • Direct economic losses:  6.81 billion yuan ($1.12 billion)

Source: the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Commission for Disaster Reduction/via Xinhua.

“Natural disasters last month were mainly earthquakes and typhoons, while droughts, floods and snowstorms also played their part. The overall damages were heavier than those from the same period last year,” the report said.

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