Torrential rainfall affects people’s life in Northwest China

A newly-repaired road linking Xixiang and Zhenba counties, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. Torrential rainfall hit the county since Saturday morning. A total of 45,000 people and 2,333 hectares of farmland were affected. The direct economic losses reached 220 million RMB yuan (about 34.56 million U.S. dollars).

Submerged paddy field in Yankou Township of Xixiang County, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province.

Villagers rush repair a dam in Yuanba Village of Yankou Township in Xixiang County, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, July 8, 2012.

Xinhua/Liu Xiao