August 4, 2013. As a result of heavy rainfall of about 100 thousand people living in the caves of the Chinese people were left homeless. Residents of north-western province of Shaanxi, living on the Loess Plateau, for thousands of years, living in makeshift caves. In this area, the soil is very viscous and solid, and it is best suited for construction work. Because of the high price of real estate people are not in a hurry to move to homes built using the latest technologies.
Self-made caves have several advantages. According to local residents, to build such a house is easy and inexpensive, it is cool in summer and warm in winter. Until now, lived in caves around 30 million people. Some families had lived in the ancestral cave. However, due to unprecedented rainfall of about 95,000 "houses" were destroyed. As a result, nearly 100,000 "cave Chinese" have been forced to find a new home.
The local administration is developing a plan to resettle residents in modern homes, according to ITAR-TASS.