Latest floods kill 36 more in China

Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain have killed 36 people and left 13 missing in southwest and central China, state media reported Wednesday. The deaths are in addition to the 128 who died last week from flooding in other parts of southern China. Xinhua News Agency said the latest deaths came in Chongqing municipality and in Sichuan and Guizhou provinces in southwest China and in Hubei province in central China. About 292,000 people were relocated as of Wednesday as a result of the floods, a spokesman with the Ministry of Civil Affairs was quoted as saying.