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At least 15 people lost life during floods in northern China, but most of the coal mines that had been closed were able to resume their activity, announced Tuesday a local manager.
Shanxi, a province usually dried, received last week in five days three times normal rainfall for the whole month of October.
"Fifteen people perished the suites of the disaster and three are always missing," said the press a provincial rescue manager, Wang Qirui.
No less than 19,000 buildings have been destroyed and 18,000 other severely damaged, he listed. One hundred and twenty thousand inhabitants were evacuated.
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In the economic chapter, on the sixty mines of the province who had to suspend the work, only four remain at the judgment, according to Mr. Wang.
This suspension of work has fallen to the earliest for the production of Chinese electricity, which is struggling to fuel a strong industrial demand during the world's economic recovery period. Coal assures 60% of the country's electrical production.
Cuts were imposed in recent weeks in several regions, disrupting industrial activity.
Faced with the scarcity of electricity, the authorities had to put aside their ambitions of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Mines located in Inner Mongolia, a major coal production region of the country, received an official note claiming an increase in the production of a total of 98 million tonnes, last week reported the national press. Sixty-twelve mines are concerned.
The regulated prices do not encourage power plants so far to increase their production.
Friday, Prime Minister Li Keqiang authorized electricity companies to increase their tariffs up to 20% beyond the reference price, instead of 10% previously.
For the most current consumer industries, the limit of 20% will not apply, announced the head of government.
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in India, a couple brave floods by going to his marriage in a giant boiler .
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