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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, 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

have caused 233.1 billion (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 made landfall on the Chinese mainland, affecting five provincial regions.

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

Typhoon resulted in a direct economic loss of 300 million

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