500 dead in China flooding: Red Cross

Updated: 2007-07-30 19:16

GENEVA  - China is facing its worst flooding ever with more than 500 people killed among 200 million affected, the Red Cross said Monday.

Nearly five million residents have been evacuated from their homes because water levels have risen dangerously high along China's main rivers, while more flash floods, downpours and landslides are expected in the coming days, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said.

"Over the past two months, more than 200 million people have been affected and over 500 have been killed nationwide by the worst flooding ever to hit the country," it said.

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