DROUGHT GIVES WAY TO FATAL FLOOD

tvnportal
1.3K
27 views
  • About
  • Export
  • Add to
(0607 CR M02) DROUGHT GIVES WAY TO FATAL FLOOD DATELINE: June 7, 2011 LENGTH: 00:01:35 Heavy rain has relieved the effects of a lingering drought in central China. However, the rainfall has been so severe the subsequent flooding killed 14 people, and left 35 others missing. China Report has the latest. Rain-triggered floods have caused 14 deaths and left 35 people missing in Wangmo County in south-west Guizhou Province. According to local authorities on Tuesday, the floods forced at least 45,000 residents to evacuate - and 3,000 others remained stranded. Flood waters swept through the county seat on Monday, disrupting power and water supplies and telecommunication services in several towns. The floods damaged 5,500 hectares of cropland, washed away more than 500 vehicles, toppled 100 homes and destroyed roads and bridges. Before the heavy rains started to fall, more than 3.5 million people were dealing with water shortages caused by the drought. That number now stands at 2. Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

0 comments