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Heavy rain displaces thousands in NE China after Typhoon

(Xinhua)    20:08, August 31, 2016

CHANGCHUN, Aug. 31 -- Typhoon Lionrock brought heavy rain and forced more than 33,300 people to be displaced from their homes in northeast China's Jilin Province on Wednesday.

Rain started to batter Yanbian prefecture in Jilin, close to China's border with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), on Monday. Average precipitation in the prefecture in the last three days reached 102 millimeters.

Yanbian flood control authorities said water levels on the Chinese section of the Tumen River, a cross-border river, reached record highs.

Eight reservoirs also swelled. Flood alarms sounded in Tumen City around 2 p.m. on Wednesday for residents of low-lying areas to leave their homes.

More than 3,580 people are fighting floods.

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