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UNDRO 89/1472
CHINA - FLOODS/LANDSLIDE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
14 JULY 1989

1. TORRENTIAL RAINS SINCE LAST WEEK CAUSED FLASH FLOODS OF YANGTZE RIVER ON 8 JULY IN SICHUAN PROVINCE. WATERS IN PROVINCES DOWNSTREAM WENT ABOVE DANGEROUS LEVEL.

2. MOST AFFECTED AREAS ARE CHONGQING CITY AND NANCHONG, DAXIAN, WANXIAN AND FULING PREFECTURES. FLOODS ALSO CAUSED MASSIVE LANDSLIDE IN NANCHONG PROVINCE BURYING OVER 200 PEOPLE.