Nearly 70,000 people affected by floods in China’s Shaanxi
Citing Chinese authorities on Sunday, the We For News reported nearly 70,000 people from 146 villages in Luonan county in China‘s Shaanxi province have been affected by floods triggered by torrential rain.
The media outlet said according to the China's authorities heavy rainfall battered Luonan from July22-23, causing direct economic losses of more than 900 million yuan ($139 million).
The We For News reported, citing Xinhua news agency that the natural disaster has led to the evacuation of 58,345 people.
Monitoring data shows that improved weather has seen water levels in 23 reservoirs in Luonan county drop below their flood season marks.
Rescue work is still underway.