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3,185 killed in floods and landslides in China in 2010

world Updated: Sep 01, 2010 18:22 IST

Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains have left 3,185 people dead and more than 1,060 missing in China so far this year, Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) said.

About 230 million Chinese have been affected by the rains that hit many Chinese provinces, including Gansu, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Jilin, Jiangxi and Hubei.

Nearly 15.2 million people were evacuated and 16.5 million hectares of crops had been affected. Direct economic losses stood at more than 350 billion yuan (USD 51.4 billion), according to figures released by the China National Committee for Disaster Reduction and the MCA.

A devastating mudslide in northwest China's Gansu province earlier in August had killed at least 1,467 as of Monday, with 298 are still missing.