A weekend with Bilis

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 19 July, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 July, 2006, 12:00am

Police try to hold back floodwaters after a canal in Tianbao county, Zhangzhou , Fujian , broke its banks yesterday (top), as a boy paddles past flooded homes in Qingyuan , Guangdong (above left), and fields are flooded in Zhangzhou (above right). Tropical Storm Bilis has killed at least 190 people since hitting mainland provinces Fujian, Hunan , Guangdong, Guangxi , Zhejiang and Jiangxi at the weekend, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said. It said 25.4 million people were affected. Of them, 155 were unaccounted for and 2.46 million had been evacuated.