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Eight killed, seven missing in heavy rains in China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

At least eight people have been killed and seven others reported missing after heavy rains wreaked havoc in parts of southwest and central since Friday.

The heavy rains have forced evacuation of nearly 6,700 people in Chongqing Municipality and in the provinces of Henan, Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan and Shaanxi, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said.

More than 500 houses collapsed and over 2,700 were damaged due to the heavy rain.

The rains have caused direct economic losses estimated at 420 million yuan (USD 64.49 million).

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First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 15:42 IST