DHAKA: China’s Civil Affairs Ministry says mudslides caused by heavy rains have killed 50 and left another 42 missing.
The national agency said in an online statement that storms have ravaged 11 provinces and regions - mainly in south China - since June 20 and triggered the deadly mudslides.
The ministry says about 440,000 people have been relocated and that tens of thousands of homes are severely damaged.
The death toll continues to rise.
The state-run China News Service reported on Saturday that four people were killed and another 37 missing from a severe mudslide in south-western China’s Sichuan province, reports The Straits Times.
BDST: 1646 HRS, JUN 30, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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