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Floods in China forced the evacuation of 120,000 people, disrupted the lives of 1.76 million people

Beijing: Officials said on Sunday (October 10, 2021) that more than 120,000 people have been temporarily evacuated after incessant rains caused flooding in northern China’s Shanxi province.

According to the provincial Department of Emergency Management, the floods have disrupted the lives of 1.76 million residents in 76 counties, cities and districts.

About 190,000 hectares of crops were damaged and more than 17,000 houses collapsed, Xinhua news agency quoted the department as saying.

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Emergency management departments at various levels have allocated 4,000 tents, 3,200 folding beds as well as cotton clothes and quilts for disaster relief.

By Naveen Bharat Staff

 

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