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$5.4m allocated to flood-hit Guizhou

2011-06-08 21:25

BEIJING - China's Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of Civil Affairs on Wednesday allocated 35 million yuan ($5.39 million) to help victims of rain-triggered floods in the Southwestern Guizhou province.

The MOF said in a statement on its website that the fund would be used to help relocate flood victims, provide temporary living assistance, reconstruct destroyed buildings and offer pensions to relatives of those who perished in the floods.

Persistent downpours have wreaked havoc in Guizhou since June 3, forcing nearly 100,000 people to evacuate. In the province's Wangmo County, floods have killed 21 people and left more than 30 missing, the provincial civil affairs bureau said.

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