Over 600 people were killed in China 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.
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.