China: Natural Disasters Cause 449 deaths in First Half of 2011

China: Natural Disasters Cause 449 deaths in First Half of 2011

Natural disasters in mainland China resulted 449 dead, 100 missing and direct economic losses valued at 21,800 million dollars in the first half year, officials said. According to a report released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs on its website, from January to June over two million people were evacuated and 274,000 buildings were collapsed. […]