Death toll rises to 37 in NE China's floods

Updated: 2013-08-18 14:30


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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.

Death toll rises to 37 in NE China's floods
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).

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