China floods claim 18 lives

China: As per the information given by the officials, minimum of 18 people lost their lives and several have gone missing in floods in China’s northeastern Jilin province.

As rains lashed the central and eastern parts of the province continuously for two days the region submersed and the water level rose to a great extent.

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The city of Jilin was severely flooded and more than 110,000 people had to be relocated, according to the city’s flood control and drought relief office.

A 32,360-strong search and rescue team has been deployed in the city to remove the sludge and debris, repair bridges, and reconnect households to telecommunications and electricity network, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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