Southern China’s flood kills 57 people

June 17th, 2008 - 12:27 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

At GUANGZHOU, China, the flood killed more than 57 people and forced 1.3 million others from their home. Heavy rain in Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces will further raise water levels downstream, especially in the coastal manufacturing powerhouse of Guangdong, Xinhua reported. Most of those areas are expected to receive more heavy rain over the next 10 days.The worst-hit province was Guangdong, where 20 people died and eight were missing, and nearly 5.8 million people in 17 cities were affected.

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