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18 killed, several missing in floods in China

Heavy rains in the central and eastern parts of China’s Jilin province on Thursday and Friday left the region inundated.

world Updated: Jul 17, 2017 17:29 IST
Press Trust of India
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People are seen amongst destroyed cars on a flooded street in Yongji County, Jilin Province, China on July 15.(REUTERS)

At least 18 people were killed and as many remained missing in floods in northeast China’s Jilin province, officials said on Tuesday.

Heavy rains in the central and eastern parts of the province on Thursday and Friday left the region inundated.

The city of Jilin was severely flooded and more than 110,000 people had to be relocated, according to the city’s flood control and drought relief office.

A 32,360-strong search and rescue team has been deployed in the city to remove the sludge and debris, repair bridges, and reconnect households to telecommunications and electricity network, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

First Published: Jul 17, 2017 10:10 IST