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South China floods toll rises to 211

English.news.cn   2010-06-23 18:07:13 FeedbackPrintRSS

BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Heavy rains and floods in south and central China have killed 211 people and left 119 others missing as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

More than 29 million people in southern and central provinces -- Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Chongqing, Sichuan and Guizhou -- have been affected by the inclement weather, with about 2.4 million people evacuated, a statement from the ministry said Wednesday.

Editor: Fang Yang
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