May 16, 2013. Showers in conjunction with the spring floods have caused massive floods in China. Currently elements covered 14 provinces and autonomous regions, the number of victims exceeds 3.41 million people, the local agency "Xinhua".
According to the Chinese headquarters of flood control and drought, rainfall that has fallen since the beginning of the year, is significantly elevated in a number of areas that are located south of the Yangtze River, although in most parts of China did not exceed the norm.
According to the available data to date, the floods in China have killed 12 people, emergency evacuation took more than 137 thousand people.
Direct property damage caused by the element of the affected areas is estimated at 2.61 billion yuan (more than 0.4 billion dollars). The floods affected about 221 thousand hectares of agricultural land have been destroyed as well as 7.4 thousand residential and industrial buildings.