Home / China / Environment

10 die in Northwest China flood

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-07-29 16:41

10 die in Northwest China flood

Heavy floods hit Yulin, a city in Northwest China's Shaanxi province, on July 27, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

XI'AN - Ten people have died after a flood hit Northwest China's Shaanxi province, local authorities said Saturday.

Heavy rain hit Yulin in northern Shaanxi from Tuesday night and caused floods in a number of areas.

More than 71,300 people were forced to evacuate, the provincial flood control headquarters said. Power supplies and telecommunications were disrupted.

By Saturday, the provincial government has allocated 50 million yuan (about $7.3 million) to fight the flood. Yulin flood control headquarters distributed 5,000 shovels, 30,000 plastic bags and 15 power generators. Bottled water, instant noodles, steamed buns and disinfectant were also distributed.

On Thursday, China's second-longest river, the Yellow River, saw its first flood peak of the year.

The Yellow River Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters warned the provinces of Shanxi, Shaanxi, Henan and Shandong to be alert to the peak flow.

Editor's picks
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349