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Rains continue to wreck havoc in China


08:13, July 16, 2013

BEIJING, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Heavy rains continued to wreck havoc in China on Monday, leaving more than 10 people dead or missing, authorities said.

Typhoon Soulik, the seventh typhoon to hit the Chinese mainland this year, continued to bring heavy rains to most parts of southern Guangdong province Monday.

A meteorological station in Maoming reported the largest rainfall of 351.6 mm in 32 hours to 4 p.m. Monday, said Xue Dengzhi, chief forecaster with the Guangdong Meteorological Center.

The rains have inundated some city areas, affected 456,900 people in 100 townships and left three of them dead and two missing, said He Guoqing, deputy director of the Guangdong provincial headquarters of flood control and drought relief.

Typhoon-triggered rains also left two people dead and one missing in Guangdong's neighboring province of Jiangxi.

In separate disasters, flash floods following days of heavy rains have left six missing and two dead in the city of Qingyang in the northwestern province of Gansu as of Monday.

A landslide buried one side of a nine-story residential building at 9 p.m. Monday in Lanzhou, capital of Gansu, trapping dozens inside. The rescue operation is under way.

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