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Torrential rain hits China's Hunan, leaving six dead, 50,000 relocated

07-09-2010 17:25 BJT Special Report:Rainstorm Batters Large Parts of China |

CHANGSHA, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Torrential rain hits central China's Hunan Province since Thursday night, leaving six people dead, two missing, 56,000 relocated and 760,000 affected as of Friday morning, said local authorities Friday.

The rain inflicted direct economic losses of one billion yuan (147 million U.S. dollars), as rain-triggered landslides and debris flows breached dams, severed roads and cut power supply, said the provincial Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.

All the dead and missing were from Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, the hardest-hit area in the new round of rainfall, said the headquarters.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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