Floods kill 70 in China, 32 still missing

By REUTERS
September 21, 2011 09:35

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

BEIJING - Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 70 people in eight provinces in China, with 32 still missing, the Chinese government and state media said.

The rain, which began earlier this month, has caused $4.1 billion in damage, the Chinese Civil Affairs Ministry said on its website (www.mca.gov.cn) late on Tuesday.

Nearly 1 million people have also been forced to evacuate their homes.

The floods have been most severe in the northwestern province of Shaanxi and the southwestern province of Sichuan. Nearly 40 rivers in various parts of the country were in danger of breaching their banks, Chinese radio said.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 13, 2018
Palestinian Report: Senior Islamic Jihad official released from detention

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF