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Friday, 08 July 2016 - 15:38
China Steps Up Flood Rescue In Wuhan
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Flood relief and rescue efforts have been stepped up in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which has been hit by severe flooding.

Transport links and water and power supplies in the city of 10 million are severely affected.

Flooding across central and southern China has killed more than 181 people, state media have reported.

The Chinese premier has called upon local authorities across the country to be prepared for further downpours.

China floods in numbers

  • 32 million people in 26 provinces across China have been affected by severe flooding
  • 186 people died and 45 are missing
  • 1.4 million People have been relocated
  • 56,000 houses have collapsed



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