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QUICK FLASH : Rain kills several people in China

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Eight people were killed after heavy rains fell in China’s northwestern province of Gansu on Wednesday, local authorities said Friday. “Torrential rains hit four districts in Dingxi and Longnan cities, killing eight people,” the province’s civil affairs bureau said, adding 3,690 hectares of crops were also damaged. According to local authorities, this is the worst natural disaster caused by the rains in 60 years in Minxian District. The rescue teams are working to provide assistance to the inhabitants and clean the mud in their homes.

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