Floods in north-east China kill at least 25: Xinhua
BEIJING (AFP) - Twenty-five people have been killed by floods which hit northeastern China over the past week, state media said on Saturday, as other parts of the country continued to experience a heatwave.
The biggest floods recorded in decades in China's northeast region, which borders Russia, began last week, submerging buildings and forcing people from their homes, China's official Xinhua news agency said.
Floods caused by heavy rain in the provinces of Heilongjiang, Liaoning and Jilin have led to the relocation of 140,000 people, and economic losses of 7.1 billion yuan (S$1.5 billion), Xinhua said.
Pictures posted online showed brick farmhouses surrounded by water, and a small bridge which had been swept away by swollen river.