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China floods kill nearly 100

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China floods kill nearly 100


Major rescue operations continue across China after what has been described as the worst rains in six decades.

Nearly 100 people were killed including dozens in the capital Beijing, as torrential downpours over the last four days caused severe flooding across several provinces.

At least 45 people are still missing. An estimated 6 million people were affected across China.

Beijing authorities have been criticised for their response to the disaster which hit the city hard.
Many residents say in the rush to modernise, much of the city’s sewage system has been inadequately redeveloped.

In Fangshan, a district on the outskirts of Beijing, Li Wende, a migrant worker from Henan province, said: “I lost everything in the floods and now I don’t have anything to eat, drink or a place to live.”

Eighty thousand people were stranded at Beijing airport and more than 500 flights were cancelled.

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