New Delhi: Uncontrolled Monsoon deluge in northern China which is being described as the region’s worst flooding in years has resulted in the suspected death of at least 105 people, the Chinese government confirmed on Thursday.
With this official confirmation, the death or missing toll has reached 576 across China if the facts mentioned by the Civil Affairs Ministry are to be believed. Unchecked rainfall in the arid regions resulted in swelling of rivers, leading to cancellation of hundreds of flights and trains.
Evacuations in the worst flood-hit areas have resulted in the displacement of millions of people in the country. 1998 water levels have been broken by this intense deluge which might soon trigger the overflowing of China’s biggest river, the Yangtze.
Despite China’s attempt at reducing the extent of damage caused by the floods, the intensity of these deadly waves has not diminished.