Home Page | Photos | Video | Forum | Most Popular | Special Reports | Biz China Weekly
Make Us Your Home Page
Most Searched: Xi Jinping   Cyber security  Li Keqiang   Two sessions   Cabinet reshuffle   

Torrential rain affects over 17,000 in Xinjiang

English.news.cn   2013-06-18 15:17:53            

URUMQI, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rain have affected over 17,000 people in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the local government said Tuesday.

The rain, which started on Friday, has hit much of southern Xinjiang, including Aksu, Hotan, Kashgar and Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture, according to a statement from the region's flood control and drought relief headquarters.

The rain has destroyed 823 hectares of farmland and some infrastructure such as bridges and roads, resulting in direct economic losses of 75.3 million yuan (about 12.2 million U.S. dollars), the statement said.

Editor: An
Related News
Home >> China            
Most Popular English Forum  
Top News  >>
Photos  >>
Video  >>
Top China News Latest News  
  Special Reports  >>