Rain-triggered floods in south China kill five

10:29, July 03, 2011      

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Five people were killed by rain-triggered floods that have inundated south China since Tuesday, according to the National Disaster Reduction Commission on Saturday.

The floods also forced the evacuation of 55,000 people and caused direct economic losses of 770 million yuan (119 million U.S.dollars), according to the commission.

A new round of rainstorms have been pounding south China over the last five days, triggering mudslides in the provinces of Zhejiang, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan and Yunnan.

Source: Xinhua
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