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Floods, landslides kill at least 15 in Shaanxi

07-20-2010 08:19 BJT Special Report:Rainstorm Batters Large Parts of China |

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Floods and landslides, triggered by torrential rains, have left at least 15 people dead and 54 missing in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

The wild weather has cut off roads, flattened homes, destroyed power facilities and flooded farmland in the worst-hit Ankang City. In the mountainous county of Langao, 3 people are reportedly dead, with 17 still missing after landslides and mud-rock flows struck several villages late Sunday.

Flood control authorities say the lives of nearly one and a half million people has been disrupted by the flooding in 23 counties and cities in the southern regions of the province.

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