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    At Least 8 Dead After Heavy Rains Hit Northeast China

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    At least eight people ended up dead and one went missing due to heavy rains that the Chinese province of Jilin.

    BEIJING, July 15 (Sputnik) — Heavy rains claimed the lives of at least eight people and one person went missing in China's northeastern province of Jilin, local media reported on Saturday.

    The strongest precipitation was recorded in the central county of Yongji, where the disaster reportedly killed five people, according to the Xinhua news agency.

    Torrential rains have been reportedly hitting the province starting from Thursday, prompting evacuation of over 120,000 people.

    According to the news agency, the continuous rainfalls damaged the infrastructure, including roads, bridges and houses, affecting nearly 320,000 people in 13 counties of the province.

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