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Natural disasters cause economic losses of nearly $70 million in China

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China's Ministry of Civil Affairs has said that natural disasters caused 480 million Chinese yuan ($69 million) worth of economic losses in February, and affected more than 1 million people, Xinhua reported. More than 2,000 houses were damaged and over 76,000 hectares of crops were affected. Natural disasters included earthquakes, landslides, forest fires, freezing weather, snowstorms and drought.

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