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China floods death toll reaches 72
August 19, 2013 , 12 : 18 pm GST
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Soldiers use a speedboat to transport residents across a river after a bridge collapsed during sweeping floods in Fushun, Liaoning province, August 17, 2013. Photo - AFP
: At least 72 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands were forced to evacuate in the past few days due to devastating floods in north and south China.
Nine people were killed overnight in floods triggered by continuous downpours in south China's Guangdong province.
Eight people were killed in Puning city, according to the municipal government's publicity department.
One person was killed in Zijin county, a local resident and another remained missing, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The death toll rose to 54 as of this morning after the worst flooding in decades ravaged Fushun city, northeast China's Liaoning province, said local authorities.
Extreme rainstorms battered Liaoning from Thursday to Saturday, leaving many rivers flooded in Fushun, said the Liaoning provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters.
Water and power supply as well as communication were cut off in the townships of Longwo, Suqu and Shuidun.
A total of 61 reservoirs have reported water levels surpassing the danger lines by Sunday evening, Guangdong provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters said.
Meanwhile, a landslide has buried at least one truck and trapped an unknown number of people on a highway in Guigang City, in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region today.
Firefighters are trying to reach the site.
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