Torrential rains impact 120,000 people in China

August 2nd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Shaan Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) Torrential rains since Sunday in northwest China’s Shaanxi province have affected almost 120,000 people, authorities said Tuesday.

More than 5,000 people have been evacuated from low-lying areas, and the downpour has inundated 5,400 hectares of cropland and damaged almost 9,000 houses, an official said.

Three workers at a national nature reserve in Hanzhong were swept away by floods, and were yet to be found, reported Xinhua.

The weather office has forecast more rains would hit the area Thursday.

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