Victims of natural disaster in China in the first half were almost 450 people

Victims of natural disasters in China in January-June 2011 were nearly 450 people, with 100 people still missing, said Saturday the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the PRC on the basis of inter-ministerial meeting.

In general, according to Chinese authorities, the scale of the natural disasters in China and the damage done by them in the first half of the year, close to the average level of recent years.

Everything from natural disasters in the first half hit 290 million inhabitants of the country were quickly evacuated 2.96 million.

Direct economic losses from natural disasters in China in January-June 2011 exceeded 142 billion yuan (over 21.8 billion dollars). Was destroyed 274,000 homes, 1.15 million houses were damaged. Affected crops over an area of 25.5 million hectares, including completely destroyed — an area of 1.93 million hectares.


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