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Floods kill 15 in China, thousands evacuated

This photo, taken on June 12, 2017, shows rescue personnel rowing past submerged cars in a flooded street in Guiyang, China. (By AFP)
Floods in southern China have killed at least 15 people over the past few days and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands more, state media said.
In Guangxi region, seven people died and three went missing following torrential rains, with more than 23,000 people being evacuated to safer areas, the Xinhua news agency said late on Sunday.
In neighboring Hunan Province, more than 300,000 people have been evacuated and eight people died, the agency said.
More rain is forecast in the coming days, according to the China Meteorological Administration.
Floods kill dozens of people in China every year during the rainy summer season.

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