RAGING RIVERS

Photos: Animals and people are swept away by floods wreaking havoc in China

Cities and villages in central and southern China have been flooded since June 19. Torrential downpours have inundated 11 provinces, killing nearly 130 people in the past week, with 1.9 million hectares (about 4.7 million acres) of crops damaged. Forty-two people are missing, according to Reuters, which quoted from Chinese state media.

The province of Anhui has been particularly hard-hit, where farmers’ livelihoods were swept away with 7,100 hogs drowned in the flooding.

Rescuers take a boat to check around at a flooded road in Shucheng, Anhui Province, China
Shucheng, Anhui Province, China, July 3 (Reuters).
A dog is seen trapped on a flooded street in Shucheng county
Sad puppy in Shucheng county, Anhui province, July 3 (Reuters).
An automobile is seen passing a flooded street in Rongjiang
Rongjiang, Guizhou Province, July 2 (Reuters).
A man pushes a tub carrying children as he gets them back home after school at a flooded area in Duchang
A man pushes a tub carrying children as he gets them back home after school at a flooded area in Duchang, Jiangxi Province, June 27 (Reuters).
A bus goes through a flooded area in Jiujiang
Water shuttle in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, June 19 (China Daily via Reuters).
Heavy rains have caused flooding in provinces in the middle and lower sections of the Yangtze River
Desperate attempt. Hanjiang River in Wuhan, Hubei province. (EPA/Mei Xin)
Flooding in southern China kills dozens of people.
An aerial view of the flooded town after a dyke along Bingtian River broke in Poyang county in Jiangxi province, June 21. About 13,000 villagers have been evacuated in the county. (EPA/Hu Gu)
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