Flooding Kills 87 In China

At least 87 people have been killed, following flooding, in northern and central China, while scores of others are missing and hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes.

Floods in north and central China have killed at least 87 people, with scores missing and hundreds of thousands forced from homes, officials say.

Hebei and Henan provinces have been the worst hit by the flash floods and landslides.

Nearly 50,000 homes collapsed in Hebei, where 72 people were killed, while 18,000 houses were damaged in Henan.

The Chinese authorities have said they will provide funds for flood-hit areas, with millions of people affected.

Authorities in Hebei said 25 people were killed in one city alone – Xingtai. Some 300,000 people have been evacuated in the province.

Henan has seen 15 deaths so far, with 72,000 people evacuated.

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