CHANGCHUN, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Eighteen people have died and another 18 remain missing after floods in China's northeastern city of Jilin, local authorities said Monday.
Heavy rain in the central and eastern parts of Jilin Province on Thursday and Friday left much of the province inundated.
The city of Jilin was severely flooded and more than 110,000 people had to be relocated, according to the city flood control and drought relief office.
BEIJING, July 13 (Xinhua) -- China's central government has allocated funds for drought relief in the north of the country as a heat wave continues to scorch many areas.
A total of 145 million yuan (21.39 million U.S. dollars) has been transferred to local authorities for measures including ensuring the supply of drinking water for people and livestock, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
NANNING, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Rain-triggered floods have swollen rivers and left more than 80,000 people affected in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Twenty rivers in the region have seen floods surpass warning levels, according to the regional hydrology and water resources bureau.
Rainstorms have battered 25 counties in Guangxi since Monday. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, two people were killed and 83,600 people were affected as a result of floods. A total of 1,832 local residents were relocated, the regional civil affairs department said.
BEIJING, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters killed 204 people in China in the first six months of this year, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Commission for Disaster Reduction.
An additional 83 people are currently reported as missing, the authorities said in a statement Wednesday. According to the statement, floods and geological hazards were mainly to blame, accounting for 134 deaths.
Altogether, natural disasters caused 51.9 billion yuan (about 7.64 billion U.S. dollars) of direct economic losses.
BEIJING, July 11 (Xinhua) -- A heat wave will expand from northern China to central and eastern regions in the coming three days, the meteorological agency reported Tuesday.
On Monday, much of northern China saw temperatures in parts of Hebei, Shaanxi, Shanxi and Xinjiang hit 42 degrees Celsius, according to the National Meteorological Center.
Maximum temperatures broke records across Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi Sichuan and Xinjiang.