Heavy rains cause death, big losses

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

Rain­storms in Liaon­ing prov­ince have left one per­son dead and an­other miss­ing, and brought di­rect eco­nomic losses of about 4.2 bil­lion yuan ($624 mil­lion), au­thor­i­ties said. Xi­uyan Manchu au­ton­o­mous county ex­pe­ri­enced heavy down­pours this week, and 358,000 peo­ple re­ported losses, ac­cord­ing to the county pub­lic­ity de­part­ment. More than 1,000 houses col­lapsed, while bridges, roads, elec­tri­cal fa­cil­i­ties and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions in­fra­struc­ture were dam­aged. More than 2,300 res­cuers helped evac­u­ate about 100,000 peo­ple.

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