More Than 100 People Dead or Missing From China Rainfall

kim kardashian

Continuous rainfall over the past two weeks in various regions of southern China is causing some serious damage.

128 people are dead or missing from the flooding in China’s longest river, the Yangtze River basin, ABC reported.

Furthermore, 1.3 million people are displaced. The torrential rainfall also destroyed at least 41,000 homes, the official Xinhua news agency cited the Civil Affairs Ministry as saying.

Damages are estimated at $7.7 billion, it said.

Even though flooding is not unusual during the summer monsoon season, this year’s rainfall is heavier than normal. At least 14 provinces experienced flooding and landslides, with some parts experiencing 300 millimeters of rainfall within 24 hours.

According to The Guardian, water levels in Lake Taihu, near Shanghai, are at a record high since 1954.

To illustrate the monstrosity of the situation, a football stadium in China turned into a ‘bathtub’ as reported by rushhourdaily.com.

http://twitter.com/FromTStands/status/749936837381263360

Mingtang Stadium is a landmark in the city of Ezhou, in Central China’s Hubei Province. According to rushhourdaily.com, it is the first time the 30-year-old stadium ever got flooded. Even the goalposts are under water.

In another instance, photos of two Chines farmers bidding farewell to 6,000 flooded pigs went viral. The farm is located in the Anhui Province, near the banks of the Yangtze River. In the pictures, the men looked tearfully at their pigs struggling in the water.

Li Xiaobo, the pig farm’s manager, told China Daily that only large trucks can transport the pigs in the flood waters.

However, after the photographs went viral online, Li said about 60 people showed up to help. The helpers included workers from a local agricultural company, Xishang Group, and nearby volunteers. They managed to rescue 3000 pigs.

On Sunday, in the eastern Anhui Province, the National Commission and the Ministry of Civil Affairs launched a level-IV emergency response for Disaster Reduction, reported China.org.cn.

3,000 tents, 3,000 fold beds, and 5,000 quilts were allocated to the province. Authorities blasted the bottom of a reservoir in the Hubei province with explosives to prevent floods.

There is fear of more damage as a typhoon is expected to land by the end of this week.

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