Heavy rain kills eight, two missing

Updated 2017-07-11 10:35:36 Xinhua

Eight people have been killed and two remain missing after heavy rain hit nine Chinese provinces since July 7, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Monday.

From late Friday till Monday 9 a.m., storms have forced the evacuation of over 11,000 residents in Chongqing Municipality and provinces of Jiangxi, Shandong, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Yunnan, the ministry said.

Some 1,100 houses have collapsed and 11,000 have been damaged due to the heavy rain. Direct economic losses are estimated at 820 million yuan (121 million U.S. dollars).

The ministry has urged local governments to take care of residents affected by the rainfall by providing food, clean water, temporary residences, and medical care.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58August 16 2017 21:30:50

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16August 16 2017 21:30:50

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18August 16 2017 21:30:50

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

Most Watched

News:
China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
Video:
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
Photos:
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Travel:
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Lifestyle:
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords