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Xinhua: 120.2 Billion Yuan Direct Economic Losses from Flooding in China in 2010

According to Xinhua on July 15, 2010, a report on statistics released by China’s State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters shows that 26 provinces suffered floods this year, with total of 97,500,000 people and 6,155 thousand hectares of crops affected. Up to now, the death toll is 594 people; 212 people are still missing, and 590,000 houses have collapsed. The direct economic losses are 120.2 billion Chinese Yuan by 9am on July 15.

Source: Xinhua, July 15, 2010