China summer floods killed over 1,000

Floods killed 1,138 people in China this summer, despite improved relief efforts that helped limit damage and loss of life, Reuters reported officials as saying on Tuesday.
"The climate has been abnormal and has caused serious flooding and drought in our country this year," E Jingping, vice minister of Water Resources, was reported as saying.
But the flood death toll was down about 50% from the average for the same period of previous years, E added.
The Huai River, China’s third longest, suffered its worst flood since 1954 in July.