Photos: Heavy Floods Hit China, 43 Dead

14 07 2013
Heavy floods sweep through Beichuan County in southwest China's Sichuan province on Tuesday, July 9.

Heavy floods sweep through Beichuan County in southwest China’s Sichuan province on Tuesday, July 9.

Death toll reaches 43 after heavy floods hit Dujiangya, Southwest China.

The floods caused landslides including a landslide as big as a small town  that rushed down a mountain earlier in the week.

At least 118 people are still missing.

The disaster destroyed 5,100 houses, damaged another 90,000, smashing bridges and knocking out power to thousands of people.

More than 1.5 million people are affected by the flood.

It is said that this is the worst flood since 1998.

Forecast says that there will be more storms coming soon.

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