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article image21 people killed in floods in China, millions evacuated (video)

By Anne Sewell     Jul 15, 2012 in Environment
Torrential rain, floods and mudslides have continued to hit urban and rural areas in southern and central China. At least 21 people have been killed.
China's state broadcaster, CCTV has reported that the continuing floods are forcing residents to evacuate.
Floods, caused by torrential rains similar to those suffered in Russia, have killed 10 people in central China's Hubei province and affected 2 million more.
In Guizhou province, rainstorms have left around 11 people dead and have affected 900,000 since Wednesday last week.
Media is reporting that most deaths were caused by landslides, mountain torrents and avalanches as a result of the torrential rainstorms.
Heavy rain is also being experienced in Anhui province in eastern China and Hunan province in the central part of the country. The city of Shanghai is also experiencing very heavy rains.
In Anhui, 600 people had to be rescued after being stranded by the flood waters, and around 317,300 people have been evacuated from their homes in Hunan Province.
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