76 dead, 79 missing in E China's Fujian floods
Floods have triggered landslides and mud flows in east China's Fujian Province, leaving 76 dead and 79 missing as of 4 p.m. Monday, said local flood control officials Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
The floods, the worst in one hundred years in some regions of Fujian, have affected 2.65 million people and destroyed 44,200 houses. 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 9.6 billion yuan ( 1.4 billion U.S. dollars), said the spokesperson.
As of 8 a.m. Monday, floods in 10 regions of south China had left 175 dead and 107 missing, according to the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.