BEIJING: Floods in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality have left at least eight people dead and three missing, the Ministry of Civil Affairs announced Monday.
From June 19 to 21, 220 millimeters of rain fell, triggering floods in many areas in Chongqing.
As of 8:00 a.m. Saturday, about 106,000 were evacuated to safe places.
A total of 6,603 homes collapsed during the disaster and 15,218 were damaged.
In addition, some 4,800 hectares of crops were ruined.
The direct economic losses caused by the disaster reached about 400 million yuan (US$59 million).
Chongqing's civil affairs department sent three teams to the worst-hit areas including Fengjie, Nanchuan, Liangping. The department has delivered 500 tents and 3,000 quilts to the affected people.
The Ministry of Civil Affairs also sent a team to the disaster-hit areas to direct relief work.