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In China, rural buried 78 people

August 4 2007

The number of victims from gathering debris in the west of Henan Province in central China has reached 78 people. The most severely affected residents of the county Lushi. Retired powerful mudflows were record rains.

Last July, rainfall was 361 mm Lushi that in 2,6 times more than in previous years. As a result, floods affected more than 6,500 hectares of farmland, destroyed over 6,000 houses, transport infrastructure, electricity and communications in more than 10 villages suffered severe damage.

Rescuers are searching for survivors and reported that another 18 people missing. On this the agency Xinhua.

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