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76 die in floods in China

world Updated: Jun 22, 2010 11:43 IST

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Floods have triggered landslides and mud flows in China's eastern Fujian Province, leaving 76 people dead and 79 missing, official said on Tuesday.

The floods, the worst in 100 years in some regions of Fujian, have affected 2.65 million people and destroyed 44,200 houses, official Xinhua news agency reported.

A total of 527,300 people have been evacuated in Fujian alone, said a spokesperson with the provincial Flood Control and Drought Relief Office.

Direct economic losses have reached $1.4 billion, the spokesperson said.

As of yesterday, floods in 10 regions of south China had left 175 dead and 107 missing during the past few days, according to the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.