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Flood in China Amid Coronavirus ; Thirty Million People are in Fear of Death, 141 are Missing

Flood in China Amid Coronavirus ; Three Crore People are in Mortal Danger, 141 are Missing

 Flood-hit southern and central regions of China. The rivers are flooded with torrential rain for days. As the dams opened, homes and buildings were flooded. More than three crore people are in fear of death. Chinese official television reports that 141 people have been killed or missing in the floods. The provinces of Hubei, Jiangxi, Anhui, Hunan, Sichuan and Guangxi were completely flooded.

Over 2 million people have been evacuated from flood-hit areas. Chinese President Xi Jinping has advised people to be vigilant and take steps to stay safe. More than 28,000 buildings were reported damaged in the heavy rains and floods. The loss is estimated at 82.2 billion yuan. Flood warning has been raised to level two in the southern region as heavy rains continue. 

In China, flood warnings are issued in four levels.Level one is the worst case scenario. The worst affected areas are the Yangtze River. The corona virus is in the water, including the city of Wuhan, where it was first reported. China has experienced heavy rains and flooding since last Monday. The Met Office has warned that the rains will continue for up to a month.

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