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    44 Dead or Missing After Record Flooding Hits Southeast China

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    Torrential rains have caused record flooding in the Hunan province in southeast China, with 44 people dead or missing, local media reported Friday.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) The downpour, the like of which has not been since since the late 1950s, hit the rural Ningxiang County, destroying 14,000 homes and damaging a dam, according to the People's Daily.

    Miles of farm lands in the area have been overflown. Power was cut off to 13 villages. The disaster has reportedly caused damage worth 9 billion yuan ($1.3 billion).


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