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Four killed in heavy rains in China


Beijing: At least four persons have been killed and five others are missing due to heavy rains in eastern China’s Fujian Province.

Major streets in the Liancheng county have been inundated and water and power supplies were cut off after rains hit the area yesterday.

All 17 townships were flooded with more than 200 mm of precipitation recorded yesterday, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.

Some 243,000 people in the county were affected and 132,000 people have been evacuated.

About 8,000 hectares of crops were affected and 40 enterprises suspended production due to the flood, it said.

Nineteen roads were cut off and a transformer substation suspended operations in the county, according to the county government.

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