Devastating Floods in China

Rainstorms, that are said to be the worst in decades, have devastated areas of southwest China. Floodwaters have wiped away villages, caused landslides, and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. There have been at least 50 deaths and many people are still missing.

Severe flooding in much of China has devastated villages and has forced much of the population to evacuate. AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images

Severe flooding in much of China has devastated villages and has forced much of the population to evacuate. AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images

Rescuers evacuate residents from flood-hit areas in the Sichuan province of China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images

Rescuers evacuate residents from flood-hit areas in the Sichuan province of China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images

Residents walk along a flooded street in southwest China's Sichuan province. Rainstorms sweeping across parts of China have affected millions, caused landslides and disabled transportation in the Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images

Residents walk along a flooded street in southwest China’s Sichuan province. Rainstorms sweeping across parts of China have affected millions, caused landslides and disabled transportation in the Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images

An excavator moves villagers away from a flooded area during heavy rainfall in the Sichuan province of China. More than 300 hundred people were evacuated after roads connecting the township to the outside were cut off by floods and landslides. REUTERS/Stringer

An excavator moves villagers away from a flooded area during heavy rainfall in the Sichuan province of China. More than 300 hundred people were evacuated after roads connecting the township to the outside were cut off by floods and landslides. REUTERS/Stringer

Rescuers look for victims as heavy flood waters sweep through southwest China's Sichuan province. AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images

Rescuers look for victims as heavy flood waters sweep through southwest China’s Sichuan province. AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images

The Tuo river floods China's Sichuan province. Rainstorms have caused the worst flooding in decades, causing landslides that crushed homes and bridges, leaving villages completely cut off. AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images

The Tuo river floods China’s Sichuan province. Rainstorms have caused the worst flooding in decades, causing landslides that crushed homes and bridges, leaving villages completely cut off. AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images

 

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