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South China floods kill 15, thousands evacuated

Monday, 3 July 2017

BEIJING – Floods in southern China have killed at least 15 people over the past few days and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands more, state media said.

In Guangxi region, 7 died and 3 were missing following torrential rains, with more than 23,000 people being evacuated to safer areas. In neighbouring Hunan province, more than 300,000 people have been evacuated and 8 people have died, the agency said.

More rain is forecast in coming days, according to the China Meteorological Administration.  Floods kill dozens of people every year in China during the summer rainy season.

Source by: Internet

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