After Covid 19, Now Floods Attack China, Many Killed And Displaced

Looks like 2020 is a curse in disguise since the disasters looks neverending. China hasn’t even finished the battle against covid 19 and another a disastrous flood just knocked their doors.

Massive flooding in south and central China has caused more than a dozen deaths and washed thousands of people from their homes, the government said on Wednesday. About 228,000 people have had to seek emergency shelter due to flooding since June 2, the Ministry of Emergency Management said.


Initial damage was estimated at more than $500 million, including the destruction of more than 1,000 homes. Flooding has majorly attacked in the southern region of Guangxi, where six were listed as dead and one missing.


The emergency management ministry said there were direct economic losses of over 4bn yuan ($550m) from the flooding, Xinhua reported.

In Hunan Province, at least 13 people were killed in rain-triggered disasters, and another eight people are missing or killed in south-western Guizhou province, according to the local emergency response departments, Xinhua said.

Seasonal flooding generally causes heavy damage each year in the lower regions of China’s major river systems, particularly those of the Yangtze and the Pearl to the south.

China’s worst floods in recent years were in 1998, when more than 2,000 people died and almost 3 million homes were destroyed.