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Torrential rain kills 5, affects over 200,000 in Guangxi


09:46, April 30, 2013

NANNING, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain have claimed five lives while affecting more than 200,000 people in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local government said Monday night.

The rain, which started on Monday morning, has hit extensive areas including Bobai, Pubei and Ziyuan counties, according to a statement from the regional department of civil affairs.

It said landslide and house collapses triggered by the rain had killed five people and injured another six as of 7 p.m.

The rain has left 207,700 people affected and over 10,000 displaced in Guangxi, the statement added.

A total of 63 houses collapsed and another 180 were damaged in the region, it said.

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