Monday, May 20, 2013

China Floods: Storms Leave Hundreds Trapped and Dozens Killed

At least 55 people have been killed and 1.5 million affected after major flooding in southern China.

State broadcaster CCTV said storms and torrential downpours hit Wuping County, in the province of Fujian, on Sunday, leaving 500 people trapped.

One resident told CCTV that houses began flooding as water levels rose to nearly two metres (3.28ft).