18 dead, 18 miss­ing in China flood­ing: Me­dia

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Flood­ing in China’s north­east has left 18 dead and 18 miss­ing, state me­dia said yes­ter­day, af­ter the lat­est deadly del­uge to hit the coun­try this sum­mer. The cen­tral and eastern parts of Jilin prov­ince were hit by driv­ing rain Thurs­day and Fri­day, ac­cord­ing to the of­fi­cial Xin­hua News Agency. More than 110,000 were forced to flee the city of Jilin due to the heavy rain, it said, adding that the govern­ment had sent over 32,000 res­cue work­ers to the area. China has been hit by a se­ries of fa­tal floods this sum­mer, leav­ing dozens dead and dis­plac­ing huge num­bers of peo­ple. Last week au­thor­i­ties said that at least 63 were killed by land­slides and floods in cen­tral China, which forced 1.6 mil­lion to flee. —Agen­cies

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