Floods misery increases in China as dikes burst

June 17, 2011 - 12:11 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media are reporting that more than 120,000 people have fled their homes in eastern China as more rains cause landslides and flooding.

Flooding in the country this month has already led to thousands of people evacuating and left more than 170 people dead or missing.

Xinhua News Agency said Friday that a dike breached in Zhejiang province a day earlier and flooded 18 villages.

Heavy rains elsewhere in the province triggered flooding and landslides that toppled about 2,500 houses and flooded 350 roads.