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86 killed, 23m affected by China floods, landslides

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CHINA-BEIJING-HEAVY RAIN-YELLOW ALERT(CN) by .
Pedestrians walk in rain on a waterlogged road in Chaoyang District in Beijing, capital of China, July 24, 2018. Beijing issued a yellow warning for heavy rain on Tuesday morning.

At least 86 people have been killed and around 23 million have been affected due to floods, landslides and other natural disasters in China, official disaster relief authorities said…reports Asian Lite News

CHINA-TYPHOON AMPIL-RAINFALL (CN) by .
Cars pass through a flooded road in Nankai District of north China’s Tianjin Municipality, July 24, 2018. Heavy downpours brought by Typhoon Ampil pounded Beijing and neighboring areas between Monday and Tuesday morning, the National Meteorological Center

Zhang Jiatuan, spokesperson for the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, said floods had affected around 2.18 million hectares (around 5.4 million acres) of farmland and destroyed 30,000 houses.

At least 13 people were missing. The Water Resources and the Finance Ministries assigned funds worth 1.7 billion yuan ($250 million) for the affected areas.

Large parts of China, especially the southern regions, get affected every summer by torrential rains and typhoons, causing several deaths.