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One killed, thousands evacuated after floods in China

PTI | Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 18:53

Beijing: One person was killed and over 10,000 people were evacuated as heavy rains and flooding hit a county in central China today.

Heavy rains hit Suining county in Hunan province early today, with precipitation in one township hitting 186 mm by noon, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The rainstorms disrupted traffic, power and telecommunications in 10 townships.

One villager in Jinwutang township was killed in a rain-triggered landslide.
A total of 1.12 lakh residents were affected and 10,000 have been evacuated, it said.
Also a flash flood tore down 14 houses and two bridges, damaged flood-control dikes and inundated a hydropower generation plant in Fugong County in southwest China`s Yunnan Province.

First Published: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 18:53

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