Water, water everywhere and all the broads did sink
Nearly 600 people died or went missing due to floods in China from January to October, Pengpai newspaper reported citing the country's ministry of emergency situations.

During the 10-month period, 58.9 million people were affected by floods in China, 3.5 million were evacuated and 203,000 homes were destroyed, while direct economic losses reached 240.6 billion Yuan ($37.6 billion).

On October 11, the ministry of finance and the ministry of emergency situations allocated over $12.4 million for flood control and disaster relief in Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces which, for the past week, have been hit hard by continuous rains and floods.