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Death toll from China landslides rises to 38

The death toll from flooding and landslides in southern China climbed to 38 on Thursday.



Beijing: The death toll from flooding and
landslides in southern China climbed to 38 on Thursday, state media
reported, as torrential rains moved further west in the
country.

Rain storm-triggered landslides struck five counties in
Guangxi region yesterday, leaving 38 dead and another 14
people missing, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Heavy rainstorms started pounding the region on Monday,
triggering the deadly landslides and forcing the evacuation of
nearly 80,000 people, it quoted the local government as
saying.

According to a previous notice on the Ministry of Civil
Affairs website, more than 2.1 million people in Guangxi were
affected by the disaster and more than 4,200 homes had been
damaged.

But China`s national meteorological centre said today
that heavy rainfall over the region was gradually coming to an
end and was moving further west.

Summer rain storms annually deluge the region, often with
devastating results leading to hundreds of fatalities.

PTI

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