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China floods: Over 1.76 million displaced in Shanxi province

 

  • Torrential rain last week led to houses collapsing and triggered landslides across more than 70 districts and cities in the province.
  • The flooding comes less than three months after extreme rains in Henan province left more than 300 dead. 
  • China's Meteorological Administration also said that heavy and prolonged rainfall and storms are hampering rescue efforts.
  • Authorities told the Xinhua news agency that more than 120,000 people have been urgently shifted and resettled and that 17,000 homes have collapsed across Shanxi province.