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Sixteen people have been killed and 66 others are missing after rain-triggered floods and landslides in southwest China's Sichuan Province over the past week.
Downpours have hit 67 counties, affecting 5.76 million people. The Provincial Emergence Response Office says 36-hundred homes have collapsed, 25-thousand others have been damaged, and 55-thousand hectares of crops have been flooded.
Direct economic losses are estimated at nearly seven billion yuan. In the hardest-hit areas, including Qing-ping Township, Ying-xiu Township and Long-chi Township, floods and mudslides have cut off roads, communications and the power supply.
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