Flooding in China

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Throughout China’s central, southern and eastern provinces, unusually heavy rains in June caused widespread floods that destroyed over 7,000 homes and submerged 255,000 hectares of farmland. More than 170 deaths were reported, tens of thousands of people were evacuated and an estimated five million people were affected.

Although the rains ended central China’s long drought, the extensive crop damage from the floods will contribute to food shortages.

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Throughout China’s central, southern and eastern provinces, unusually heavy rains in June caused widespread floods that destroyed over 7,000 homes and submerged 255,000 hectares of farmland. More than 170 deaths were reported, tens of thousands of people were evacuated and an estimated five million people were affected.

Although the rains ended central China’s long drought, the extensive crop damage from the floods will contribute to food shortages.