76 Killed In North East China Flood

Fushun, China

A river flood triggered by torrential rains has killed 76 people in a northeast Chinese city, state media says.

The official Xinhua News Agency said a memorial service was held on Saturday in the city of Fushun for the victims.

It said another 88 people remained missing as of Friday.

It quoted Fushun mayor Luan Qingwei as saying the flood was the worst in decades for the city, where a river cuts through the downtown area.

A statement by Fushun’s municipal government has declared Saturday as a city-wide day of condolence and that all public entertainment activities should be halted for the day.

Fushun, located in a mountainous area, has been hit hard by floods ravaging China’s northeastern provinces.
Dozens more have been reported killed by floods elsewhere in the region.

Fushun, CH

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