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12 killed, 10 missing as rainstorms batter southern China

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 29, 2020
Torrential weekend rains killed at least 12 people in China's southwestern Sichuan province, state media reported on Monday, as rising waters sparked mass evacuations during the annual flood season.
Rainstorms batter China
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The toll from the heavy rainstorm in Mianning county included two people who died when several vehicles plunged into a river after flooding damaged a highway.

Topics: China

Ten others were missing and more than 7,000 had been evacuated from their homes.

Southern China has been battered by rainstorms that have triggered landslides and flooding since the start of June, with at least 78 people killed according to the emergency management ministry.

Another 12 million have been affected by property damage, road closures and other disruptions, including 720,000 people rescued or relocated from flood waters by emergency workers.