Update: China’s Flood Death Toll Now at 377 and Expected to Rise
Heavy rains continue to fall in southern China, raising the death toll to 377 and it’s not likely to stop there. At least 142 people are still missing and more rain is still expected.
Thus far, the flooding has caused nearly $11 billion in damages, forced the evacuation of 4.4 million people, and collapsed 368,000 homes.
Although floods happen yearly in China, this year’s have been particularly heavy, spanning across 10 provinces and regions in the southeast, and it all comes right after a terrible drought season.
Rescue workers and soldiers are currently transporting stones and sandbags to block and redirect water flow of the Fuhe river, which has at least 2 breaches