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Heavy rain in China kills at least 87, millions evacuated

Heavy rain in China kills at least 87, millions evacuated

SHANGHAI: Heavy rain in China has killed no less than 87 individuals and constrained 16 million from their homes, state media gave an account of Saturday.

Seventy-two individuals have been slaughtered and 78 are lost in the northern region of Hebei after downpour activated surges and avalanches, the Xinhua news office reported, refering to the common undertakings office.

Almost 50,000 homes have caved in and around 8.6 million individuals have been influenced, it said.

In the focal territory of Henan, 15 individuals were murdered and eight were lost after electrical storms and solid winds constrained 7.2 million individuals from their homes and harmed 18,000 houses, vast parts of China have been immersed with downpour this late spring, executing more than 200 individuals.

More than 1.5 million hectares of harvests have been harmed, prompting direct monetary misfortunes of more than 20 billion yuan ($3 billion), the administration has said.

The national bank on Friday issued an announcement saying it would give money related backing to overwhelmed regions. ($1 = 6.6760 Chinese yuan renminbi)