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46,000 people affected in south China city as torrential rains cause US$32 million worth of damage

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Torrential rains that lashed southern China over the weekend forced the relocation of 7,800 people in one city alone, while two residents have been reported missing, according to a state media report.
About 46,000 people have so far been affected by the flooding in Maoming, Guangdong province, where 1,500 hectares of farmland were inundated and 23 houses were destroyed, CCTV reported on Sunday.
It estimated the total cost of the damage at 223 million yuan .
The western region of Guangdong has been the worst hit by the downpours, which started on Saturday and are expected to continue until...
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