Floods Affect Millions in China, Myanmar, Pakistan, Vietnam
Posted by feww on August 1, 2015
Hundreds of thousands of people left homeless
Flooring and landslides triggered by extreme rain events have severely affected more than one million people in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
“Continuous rainfall has flooded 31 counties under 11 cities, with two people missing and 53,100 evacuated as of 4 p.m. Friday, according to the regional civil affairs department,” said a report.
The extreme weather events have damaged about 38,000 hectares of crops and destroyed 2,016 houses, with direct economic losses estimated at 343 million yuan (55 million U.S. dollars), said the report.
Up to 30 people killed by flooding and landslides.
About 120,000 severely affected.
About 525,000 acres of paddy fields have been flooded.
Several towns and villages completely submerged by floodwater.
“In Sagaing and Mandalay regions as well as Kachin and Shan states, the floods destroyed more than 17,000 houses, affecting nearly 100,000 people,” the official China news agency reported.
Floods have killed dozen of people in Pakistan and left about a third of a million severely affected. Hundreds of villages have been completely inundated, with thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
“Heavy rains and flood hit Kofab district last night and besides killing six people including women and children also washed away or badly damaged more than 120 houses there,” said a government official..
Floods and landslides triggered by extrme rain events in northern Vietnam have left dozens of people dead, and caused severe damage to property and public infrastructure, especially in Quang Ninh province, about 120 km east of the capital Hanoi, reports said.