Photo taken on Aug. 9, 2013 shows a flooded road in rainstorm-hit Boketu Township of Yakeshi City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 9, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Wei)
Persistent rain affects 2.28 mln people in NE China
BEIJING, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Pounding rain in northeast China has affected 2.28 million people and caused flooding, according to the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.
Rainstorms caused waterlogging in parts of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Inner Mongolia. Rain-triggered flooding has ruined 1.07 million hectares of crops or plants, resulting in direct economic losses of 6.6 billion yuan (1.06 billion U.S. dollars), according to the headquarters. Full story