Over 370,000 affected by heavy rains in China

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Beijing, June 20: Heavy rain in China's Hunan province has affected 375,100 people while leaving four individuals missing, authorities said.

The rain has affected 75 villages and towns in seven cities and counties of Hunan, including the famous tourist town of Fenghuang, Xinhua reported.

About 9,330 people were forced to relocate and 216 houses collapsed, according to the province's flood prevention and drought control headquarters.

Railways, highways and country roads were blocked in the downpours, which also damaged electricity, communications, water facilities, and crops.

According to the local meteorological department, the latest rain will last for next three days.

IANS

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