15 die as rain, floods wreak havoc in China (Lead)July 9th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) At least 15 people were dead and tens of thousands evacuated after rain-triggered landslides wreaked havoc in China, authorities said Friday.
Six people were killed, two missing and 56,000 relocated in central China’s Hunan province, Xinhua reported.
Hunan’s neighboring province of Hubei saw seven people dead and three missing due to the rain-triggered accidents.
A woman and her daughter were crushed to death in their sleep after their house collapsed in heavy rain in Qingtian County, Lishui city of east China’s Zhejiang province, said municipal fire fighters.
About 15,000 people were evacuated from their homes Friday after torrential rains left two townships in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality in flood waters.
No casualties were reported in the flash floods that affected Fenshui township and Sanzheng township in Wanzhou district.
A rain-triggered landslide disrupted the Sichuan-Guizhou Railway at Tongzi County in southwest China’s Guizhou province early Friday, said Wang Zhong, head of Tongzi County government.
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