China hit by heavy flooding

Seasonal phenomenon kills 155 and displaces one million in south and central provinces.

    Floodings occur every year in China but this year water levels are unusually high [EPA]

    Severe flooding occurs every year during China's June-August rain season, triggering landslides and resulting in hundreds of deaths.

    But this month, water levels in some areas have reached their highest in more than a decade.

    Virtually all of the country's major rivers are swollen, while water levels in lakes along the Yangtze river are higher than in 1998, when flooding killed about 4,000 people.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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