Floods leave13 dead, 34 missing in China's Guangdong province

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Beijing, Sept 22 (ANI): Flooding caused by typhoon Fanapi has left 13 people dead and 34 missing in China's Guangdong province, till reports last came in, on Tuesday.

According to Xinhua, a dam at the Xinyi Yinyan Tin Mine, owned by Zijin Mining Group Co. in Qianbai Township of Xinyi City, collapsed after being hit by a landslide, leaving five dead, six missing and seven injured.

Xinxi city government officials said that landslides and floods also killed three, and left three others missing in Rupingtang Township.

Torrential rain led to flooding and landslides, toppled nearly 346 houses, burst a dam at a mine and caused estimated economic losses of 460 million Yuan (68.5 million dollars) in Xinyi.

In Yangchun City, flooding is reported to have killed three, left eight missing and forced the evacuation of 18,930 villagers.

Shuangjiao Township in Yangchun reportedly received 548.5 mm of rainfall in seven hours on Tuesday, the largest rainfall in 58 years. Flood also killed two people and left five missing in Gaozhou City. (ANI)

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