A Million Flee Chinese Deluge

More flooding feared on Yellow River
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2008 4:24 AM CDT
A Million Flee Chinese Deluge
Trapped residents wait to be evacuated in Yongfu County, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.   (AP Photo/Xinhua, Chen Ruihua)

More than a million Chinese have fled floods in the southern regions of the nation after some of the worst storms in decades. The deluge comes as China is reeling from a devastating earthquake. The situation is likely to get worse in the next few days with expected flooding along the Yellow River, Reuters reports.

More heavy rain will "increase the destructiveness of flood hazards and make the flood prevention and relief situation nationwide even more serious," warned the National Meteorological Authority. (More China stories.)

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