BEIJING, June 11 — RIA Novosti, Oleg Ostroukhov. Thirteen Chinese provinces hit by floods in recent days, as of June 11, the victims were 94 people, 78 people were missing, said Saturday the agency Zhongguo sinven referring to the Chinese service of flood and drought.
Under the influence of the mass of cold air on 9-10 June, heavy rains were in the basin of the Yangtze River and Huai River. The level of precipitation at a number of the province of Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has exceeded 200 millimeters. Heavy rainfall led to the rise of water levels in rivers and floods.
Total flood affected 8.48 million people. Element damaged crops in crop area of 465 hectares, destroyed more than 27,000 homes. The direct economic loss of about 7.5 billion yuan (1.15 billion U.S. dollars)
According to the forecasts of meteorologists, June 13-15, in the areas of middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River are expected heavy rains, flood situation in the Yangtze basin remains serious. Service for flood control and drought is taking steps to mobilize the forces and means to prevent or reduce losses from the disaster.
RIA Novosti, AssociatedPress, Channel PIC
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