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Casualties in Chinese flood, landslide rise to 200

Typhoon Utor continued to wreak havoc in China's southern regions after making landfall in Guangdong leaving 20 dead, 7 missing

20.08.2013 - Update : 20.08.2013
Casualties in Chinese flood, landslide rise to 200


Heavy rainfall triggered by Typhoon Utor continues to strike southern and northern China, claiming more than 200 lives across the country, due to the following floods and landslides, sources said on Tuesday.

According to the recent figures issued by Guangdong Provincial Civil Affairs Bureau, Typhoon Utor killed 20 people and left 7 missing in Guangdong and 9 in neighboring Hunan Province and 6 in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Besides damaging houses and farmlands, the floods and typhoon have affected more than 4.1 million people while 500,000 residents have been relocated.

Water levels in several rivers and 61 reservoirs throughout the province have exceeded the warning level while rescue work is still ongoing.

The rail section in Guangdong province of the Guangzhou-Beijing railway has been partially affected due to the landslides caused by Typhoon Utor continuing to wreak havoc in China's southern regions.

Meanwhile, a total of 105 people died and another 115 are missing after floods ravaged northeast China in Jilin, Heilongjiang and Liaoning provinces, as Chinese Central Television (CCTV) reported.

The economic damage was announced as 2.6 billion dollars in northeastern China.

Chinese Central Meteorology Department said the downpours will continue for the next few days.


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