Over 1.75 million people have been affected by floods caused by continuous downpours in north China's Shanxi Province, according to the provincial department of emergency management.
More than 120,000 people have been temporarily evacuated. Some 190,000 hectares of crops were damaged and more than 17,000 houses collapsed, the department said.
A temporary shelter for people affected by the floods in north China's Shanxi Province, October 8, 2021. /CFP
Emergency management departments of various levels have allocated 4,000 tents, 3,200 folding beds as well as cotton clothes and quilts for disaster relief. Authorities in Shanxi have earmarked 50 million yuan (about $7.8 million) to support the flood control and relief work after heavy rains lashed the coal-rich province.
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