(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)
Beijing, 31 July: At least 1,382 people have been killed amid frequent natural disasters across China since the beginning of the year, says a leading Chinese meteorological official.
Qin Dahe, director of China Meteorological Administration, told Xinhua that under the impact of abnormal climate, China has had a higher incidence of natural disasters this year compared to that for the same period last year.
The natural disasters which have proved to be more disastrous than those happening before include drought, …