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Heavy Rains Cause Floods In China

Beijing, Jul 8 : Chinese state media say heavy rains across the country have killed at least 25 people in less than a week.The deaths add to more than 260 people who were killed or
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PTI July 08, 2011 14:42 IST

Beijing, Jul 8 : Chinese state media say heavy rains across the country have killed at least 25 people in less than a week.

The deaths add to more than 260 people who were killed or left missing last month from seasonal floods in eastern and southern China.

Chinese television broadcast video of people being rescued from flood waters in Bazhong, Sichuan province.

Rescue workers used boats to rescue families trapped in houses, CCTV reported.

Elsewhere in Sichuan, workers were rescued from the top of building machinery when flood waters ravaged a cement plant.

The official Xinhua News Agency reported on Wednesday that seven people have died in Sichuan province since new downpours started last Thursday.

They included a villager who was killed Tuesday when a wall collapsed while he was removing water from his yard.

It cited rescuers in northwest Shaanxi province as saying a rain-triggered landslide there killed 18 people on Tuesday. AP

 

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