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Floods kill 47 in northeast China's Jilin Province

CHANGCHUN, Aug. 1 — At least 47 people have been killed and 45 others remain missing in floods that have hit northeast China's Jilin Province since July 24, Jilin's civil affairs department said Saturday.

In addition, about 375,000 people have been evacuated and 25,800 buildings collapsed due to the floods, with economic loss on account of flooding reaching nearly 4 billion yuan (US$ 590 million), the department said in a statement.

More heavy rains are expected from Aug. 3 to 4, according to local weather forecast. (PNA/Xinhua) V3/rsm

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