Death toll rises to 37 in NE China's floods
Updated: 2013-08-18 14:30
SHENYANG - Liaoning province on Sunday reported 12 flood-related deaths, bringing the death toll in Northeast China floods to 37.
Liaoning's Fushun city government said 32 others went missing after downpours drenched the city on Friday and Saturday.
|Houses are damaged by flood in Fushun, Liaoning province, Aug 17, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]|
Northeast China has been hit by the worst flooding in decades this summer.
Floods hit a residential compound in Jilin province on Friday, leaving 14 dead.
Heilongjiang province reported 11 flood-related deaths. The floods have destroyed over 2,500 houses and severely damaged at least 12,500 others, with direct economic losses estimated at 7.13 billion yuan ($1.15 billion).