DEC 1877 (through 1878)
THE DROUGHT AND FAMINE IN NORTH CHINA
It is officially announced that 7,000,000 persons have died of “famine in China.”
A TERRIBLE FAMINE. DREADFUL REPORTS FROM CHINA: PARENTS SELLING THEIR CHILDREN. DEAD BODIES DEVOURED
FAMINE IN TONQUIN. PEOPLE DYING IN THOUSANDS.
Nine million Inhabitants of the Shantung province are starving owing to a drought, visitation of locusts, civil war, and banditry.
h/t to reader Ivan