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612 killed in natural disasters in China in July

In July, two typhoons made landfall on the Chinese mainland, affecting five provincial regions


Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

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Over 600 people were killed in last month due to floods, typhoons and a range of geological disasters which also caused an economic loss of $35 billion, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Wednesday.

Over 1.87 million houses across were damaged or destroyed in last month's natural disasters.

Natural disasters have caused 233.1 billion yuan (about $35 billion) in total direct economic losses, affecting nearly 7.3 million hectares of farmland, with more than 1.5 million hectares yielding no crops.

Floods that have hit 29 provincial-level regions have left 612 people dead.

In July, two typhoons made landfall on the Chinese mainland, affecting five provincial regions.

Typhoon Nepartak left 105 people dead or missing, the highest deaths caused by a typhoon in the last five years.

Typhoon Mirinae resulted in a direct economic loss of 300 million yuan.

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First Published: Wed, August 10 2016. 17:02 IST