Xi urges all-out flood rescue effort as toll rises

Updated June 18 2024 - 10:25pm, first published 10:22pm
Torrential rains have forced the evacuation of thousands in southeast China's Fujian Province (EPA PHOTO)
Torrential rains have forced the evacuation of thousands in southeast China's Fujian Province (EPA PHOTO)

The task of controlling floods in China is becoming increasingly arduous, President Xi Jinping says, calling for all-out efforts to safeguard lives and property as powerful storms pounded provinces from the interior to the eastern coast.

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